The election office reported to Dawn news that first time in Lower Dir, 482 women, 875 youth and five minority candidates had filed papers for reserved seats in the village councils.
3 Christians, two men Shehbaz Masih, Babar Masih and one woman Nasra have filed for different position in the district and tehsil council in Upper Dir. The sources said Lower Dir had been divided into 41 union councils (wards), seven tehsil councils, 18 neighborhood councils in urban areas and 198 village councils.
Nominations have been submitted by all major political parties and papers have also been filed for reserved seats. However, partied such as JI, PPP ,PTI etc have totally ignored reserved seats nominations and nominated their near and dear ones.