JUI-F ameer Maulana Fazlur Rehman. – A file photo

BANNU: Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) President Maulana Fazlur Rehman has reportedly decided to contest by-polls on NA-35 Bannu left vacant by PTI Chief Imran Khan.

However, final decision would be taken at MMA meeting that would be convened soon.

According to media reports, Maulana Fazl was reluctant over trying his luck in the by-poll, fearing a defeat in the election again would be a major embarrassment for Fazl and MMA and may threaten his political career.

Maulana Fazl failed to land in the National Assembly after suffering a crushing defeat on both of his home constituencies at the hands of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) opponents.

Known as a smart and shrewd politician, Fazl remained part of almost every government, however, this time around, the situation changed for him altogether.

PTI has emerged as a leading party in the country to form government in the center, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), besides a coalition government in Balochistan.