SWAT - Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Imran Khan has decided to contest elections from Swat.The people of Swat valley have welcomed the decision of PTI chief. The former political advisor and provincial leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that Imran Khan will contest next general elections from NA-29 and he will be the candidate himself of PTI from Swat. For the same purpose, Imran will visit Swat valley very soon where he will announce himself the declaration. Remember PTI chairman Imran Khan, has already contested twice from NA-29 but could not succeeded both the times. In the election of 1997, Imran Khan was declared third after getting 10716 votes while PML-N leader, Miangul Aurangzeb won the seat by securing 25018 votes.In the 2002 voting, Imran Khan once again fought elections from the same constituency and could get 6660 votes. He was forth in the row while late Qari Abdul Bais of MMA had come out victorious. Defending his previous defeats Shaukat Ali Yousafzai told local media that PTI was a new party at the time. He hopes the masses will elect Imran with heavy votes from the same area, while majority of people in Swat appreciated the decision of PTI chief and they vowed that they will elect PTI chief with maximum votes.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 21-Feb-2013 here.