After the Killing of ANP MPA Dr Shamshir Ali Khan, Election in PF-83 Swat are to be held at 28th January 2010 and election campaigning in this area is at full swing inspite of the military operation in the area against Talibans.
Five prominent candidates in the battle are Hussain Ahmad Kanjo of Jamat-e-Islami also supported by JUI-F, Rehmat Ali Khan of ANP supported by PPP Parlimentarian and PPP-Sherpao, Sher Muhammad Khan of PTI supported by JUI-F (Nazriati Group), PML-Q candidate Haji Jallat and an independent candidate Muhammad Khan.
ANP tried its best to get success uncontested but after failing to do so, now ANP is campaigning in all the areas of Swat very influentially and in a disciplined manner. ANP will also bag a large number of Sympathy vote which may help it to get success in the Election.
PML-N candidate Malik Riaz Khan announced boycott from the election but ironically he is supporting ANP candidate in the whole campaign. Malik Riaz Khan has allegedly links with the local Talibans which he refuses publicly. However it's believed that PML-N Knew that it has no public support in Swat area due to which party decided not to contest from there.
PTI candidate Sher Muhammad Khan is also considered a very influential person in the region due to his great social work in past. The just and clear stand of Imran Khan on the issues of national interest like War on terror, Drone Attacks and judiciary issue have brought the popularity of PTI to a very high level in the area and Sher Muhammad Khan is believed to give a tough time to other contesters.
JUI-F and JI joint Candidate Hussain Kanjo is also campaigning steadily and trying its best to exploit the religious minded people of Swat Valley. However JUI-F chief Fazl-ur-Rehman is not very popular in the region due to his Strange Dual politics.
PML-Q candidate is campaigning with a wide support of Engineer Amir Maqam and District Nazim Swat Jamal Nasir Khan. A former provincial minister Fateh Muhammad Khan is also supporting PML-Q candidate Haji Jallat.
It's hoped that there will be a tough and interesting contest between the Five candidates in the PF-83 constituency and its difficult to predict the victory of any candidate before 28th January.