MNA: Qari Mohammd Yousuf
Qari Mohammed Yousuf regained this seat for JUI-F and defeated independent candidate and 2008 winner Nawaz Khan Allai, while PML-N candidate Alam Zeb Khan remained close third.
Current Political Position
Tribal divisions rather than political ideals determine the voting pattern in Battagram. Each clan seems to cultivate new enemies during national and local council elections. In 2002, Qari Mohammed Yousuf garnered 13,000 more votes than Mohammad Nawaz Khan of the PML-Q. Bakht Nawaz Khan, an independent candidate, polled 1,400 fewer votes than the PML-Q candidate and remained close third. Yousuf, who holds a Wifaqul Madaris degree from Darul Uloom Haqqani, Akora Khattak, was the chief administrator of the Darul Uloom Ishaatul Islam, Battagram. A low-key figure, he came to the fore after 9/11 when he led the anti-US campaign in the district.
in 2008 Nawaz Khan of PML-Q reclaimed the seat and defeated Qari Yousuf with minor margin of 2000 votes
There has been a drastic fall in voter turnout in this constituency over the last two elections. A total of 139,985 voters are registered for this seat, of them 80,287 are male and 59,698 female. Among the clans residing in the constituency, the Swatis are quite strong.
Before 2013 elections , Nawaz Khan Allai left PML-Q tried to PML-N but PML-N did not awarded him ticket.
|Total Registered Voters:||151437|
PF-59 (2013 winner: Nawabzada wai Mohammed Khan – PML-N)
PF-60 (2008 winner: Shah Hussain Khan – JUI-F)
Results of 2013 Elections
|JUI-F||Qari Mohammad Yousif||18,572||26.07|
|Ind||Mohammad Nawaz Khan||13,092||18.38|
|IND||Attaullah Khan Trand||10,698||15.02|
|IND||Sardar Malik Jan||9,120||12.8|
|PTI||Niaz Mohammad Khan||2,370||3.33|
Results of 2008 Elections
|Winner||Mohammed Nawaz Khan Allai||PML-Q||Acquired Votes: 22316|
|Runner Up||Qari Mohammed Yousuf||MMA||Acquired Votes: 20036|
Results of 2002 Elections:
|Winner||Qari Mohammed Yousuf||MMA||Acquired Votes: 24092|
|Runner Up||Mohammed Nawaz Khan Allai||PML-Q||Acquired Votes: 10875|
- Battagram District