NA 14 Kohat is a constituency where PML-N has become a strong player after joining of many heavyweights. This constituency also contains a good amount of religious vote bank which is divided between JUI-F, JI, JUI-S and Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamat (fo
NA 14 Kohat 2002 Election Result:
In 2002 elections, NA 14 seat was won by MMA candidate with a heavy margin. MMA candidate Mufti Ibrar Sultan hails from Jamiat Ulema e Islam (F).
Complete result of 2002 election for NA 14 Kohat is given below:
Mufti Ibrar Sultan (MMA) 46130 Votes
Syed Iftikhar Gilani (PML-Q) 14277 Votes
Sheharyar Afridi (Independent) 12083 Votes
Fazal Rahim Khattak (ANP) 11299 Votes
Saifullah Khattak (PPP) 7205 Votes
Javed Ibrahim Paracha (PML-N) 2712 Votes
NA 14 Kohat 2008 Election Result:
In 2008 general elections, NA 14 seat was won by Awami National Party candidate with a clear margin. Nine candidates were in the battle of 2008 elections and turn out was only 28 percent because of boycott of Jamat e Islami, PTI and some other parties.
Complete result of NA 14 for 2008 elections is given below:
Pir Dilawar Shah (ANP) 30681 Votes
Malik Asad Khan (Independent) 23030 Votes
Syed Iftikhar Gilani (Independent) 17466 Votes
Maulana Abdul Hai (MMA) 10573 Votes
Abdur Rauf Advocate (PPP) 8421 Votes
Qari UbaidUllah Haidri (Independent) 6774 Votes
Javed Ibrahim Paracha (PML-N) 1292 Votes
NA 14 Kohat Party Position for 2013 Elections:
Situation in NA 14 Kohat has got many twists in recent past. Iftikhar Hussain Gilani joined PTI last year but he has now jumped into PML-N after resigning from PTI. Brother of Pir Dilawar Shah has also joined PML-N and there are also rumors in the Kohat city that Pir Dilawar Shah will also join PML-N before elections. Also, Malik Asad Khan, who got more than 22 thousand votes in 2008 elections as independent candidate has also joined PML-N.
PTI seems to be in back foot in NA 14 Kohat after resignation of Iftikhar Hussain Gilani. PTI candidate from NA 14 Kohat will be most probably Sheharyar Khan Afridi who got over 12 thousand votes in 2002 elections. He is struggling good to strengthen the party and he also enjoys a good public support.
PPP and ANP also possess a good vote bank in Kohat region but dismal performance of the coalition government in past 5 years have disappointed the locals very much. It seems difficult for PPP and ANP candidates to gain public trust this time.
Religious parties will also play a key role in upcoming elections from Kohat. JUI-F will award ticket to Gohar Saifullah most probably but if Jamat e Islami also bring its own candidate, religious vote will get divided and both parties will suffer.