PTI chief Imran Khan. - A file photo

BANNU: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan may contest the forthcoming general election from a constituency in Bannu besides his native Mianwali constituency.

A media report quoting party sources reported on Thursday that the PTI local leaders have received nomination papers for Imran Khan for contesting the polls from NA-35 seat in Bannu.

The report said the PTI Bannu chapter president Matiullah Khan, Malik Khalid Khan and Asifur Rehman obtained nomination papers from the district office of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the PTI chief. Matiullah Khan is also election campaign in-charge for the party chief in Bannu.

The report said the nomination papers were received under special instructions from the party leaders Naeem Ul Haq and Ali Amin Gandapur. The nomination papers would be sent to Bani Gala residence of Imran Khan.

Imran Khan will face senior Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader and former chief minister Akram Khan Durrani if he finally decides to contest from NA-35.

Bannu is a stronghold of the JUI-F and if Imran contested from there, it will be a very interesting contest and the PTI has recently gained considerable foothold in the southern district.

Earlier, media reports indicated that Imran Khan may also contest the 2018 polls from a constituency in Karachi where the contest will be wide open now after the breakdown of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

During the last general elections in 2013, Imran Khan contested from four constituencies in Mianwali, Peshawar, Lahore and Rawalpindi. He won from three constituencies, and only lost in Lahore with a low margin.