CHITRAL: The alliance of religious parties comprising JI and JUI-F announced on Friday the nomination of Maghfirat Shah of JI as their joint candidate for the coveted slot of district nazim.
The alliance has a clear majority of 25 seats in a house of 38 in Chitral, with JI having 13 seats and JUI-F 12, respectively. These 25 seats also include reserved seats for women, peasants, youth and minority.
The announcement was made jointly by Maghfirat Shah and JUI-F’s Qari Abdur Rahman Qureshi, while addressing a press conference here. They said that the offices of district nazim and naib tehsil nazim would go to JI while that of nazims of the two tehsils — Mastuj and Chitral — including naib zilla nazim, would be of JUI-F.
The announcement was followed by a procession of hundreds of workers of both the religious parties.
They said that the people of Chitral had reposed an unprecedented trust in the religious parties due to which they were in a position to win the slots of district nazim and that of the two tehsils with a fair majority.
They reiterated that the alliance would remain intact in the next general elections. The JI and JUI leaders expressed the hope that the district government and the tehsil municipal administrations would set an example of good governance.
Published in Dawn, June 6th, 2015