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In a first, Kalash man to stand for elections on PTI ticket

For the first time in the country’s 70-year history, a man from the Kalash community has been nominated for a minority seat in one of the country’s legislatures, it emerged on Wednesday.


Wazir Zada, who hails from Chitral, has been awarded a ticket for a minority seat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

According to PTI leader Atif Khan, the party has named Ravi Kumar as their top choice and Kalash man Wazir Zada has been listed as their second choice on the priority list submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

It is the first time a member of the Kalash community, which is Pakistan‘s smallest ethno-religious group, has been nominated for a seat in the provincial assembly.

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