ANP wins Swat by-election
The News, January 29, 2010
MINGORA: The joint candidate of ruling ANP-PPP alliance Rahmat Ali Khan won the by-election for PF-83 Swat-IV on Thursday and retained the seat that had fallen vacant due to the demise of his brother. According to unofficial results, the ANP candidate Rahmat Ali secured 6,952 votes while his close runner up Jalat Khan of the PML-Q bagged 3,304 votes. Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s candidate Sher Khan obtained 3,208 votes and former minister of the NWFP and JI candidate Husain Ahmad Kanju secured 2,820. The constituency had fallen vacant due to the tragic demise of MPA Shamsher Ali Khan in a suicide attack at Kabal Tehsil.