Mathra Tehsil Chairman election result is bad news for Noor Alam Khan

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As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Inamullah won the Tehsil Mathra chairman election held in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, constituency, Sunday, the results might have shocked Public Accounts Committee chairman Noor Alam Khan.
Reason: the area falls in his constituency and in the next elections, whenever they are held, he will not be a PTI candidate.
In the 2018 elections, Noor Alam Khan had won NA-27 as a PTI candidate with 71,158 votes, followed by JUI-F’s Ghulam Ali and PPP’s Asma Alamgir who got 39,310 and 24,002 votes.
Later on, he gradually became critical to the Imran Khan government’s policies and joined the bloc of disgruntled at the time of the no-confidence motion against Mr Khan in April 2022.
When the incumbent coalition government came into power, Noor Alam Khan was rewarded with the chairman office of the Public Accounts Committee.
It is not clear which party he will join in the upcoming elections. Before 2018, he was part of the PPP in 2008 and 2013. In 2008, he was elected as a PPP MNA, but in 2013, he was defeated.
With results gathered from 155 out of 155 polling stations, the PTI candidate has garnered an impressive 20,735 votes, firmly establishing a front-runner status. Following behind is the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) candidate, securing 15,927 votes, while the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Awami National Party candidates have received 7,641 and 4,112 votes, respectively.