First woman candidate elected unopposed in Bajaur LG polls
A woman is casting her vote in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (File Photo)
For the first time in the history of tribal areas, a woman candidate belonging to the Jamaat-i-Islami has been elected unopposed in the local government election in the ultra-conservative tribal district Bajaur, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Election Commission of Pakistan while issuing the schedule for holding local government elections in the first phase in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's 17 districts, announced holding the polls on Dec 19.
The 17 districts include Malakand, Bajaur, Mardan, Swabi, Peshawar, Nowshera, Kohat, Karak, DI Khan, Bannu, Tank, Haripur, Khyber, Mohmand, Charsadda, Hangu and Lakki Marwat districts.
Reporter Shahid Jan