Impacts Of Voting Determinants On Voters’ Behaviour In The 2008 General Eelctions In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  • Dr. Taseer Ullah Government Post-Graduate College Kohat
  • Dr. Habibullah Government Post-Graduate College Kohat
  • Dr. Sabahat Jaleel University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila


Voting Determinants, Electoral Politics, Voters’ Behaviour, KP Provincial Assembly, General Elections of 2008


Electoral politics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is quite dynamic. As revealed by the electoral history of KP that neither a political party nor a political alliance could consecutively form provincial government in KP, except Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) which set an example by coming in power twice in the general elections of 2013 and 2018. Voting determinants i.e. social, political and economic had play a significant role in this phenomenon. This research paper examines the voting determinants in KP at micro (provincial) level during the general elections of 2008. It is an empirical study aimed to investigate the voting determinants and to evaluate their role, significantly affected the voters’ behaviour to make up political affiliation. Sample size of 664 respondents was questioned, who had polled vote in this general elections of 2008 through using a multi-stage and systematic sampling method. The study claimed that social factors had played a dominant role with 46.3%, followed by political with 41.4%, and economic with 8.9%. The quantitative data was further analyzed in terms of variables like area, gender, age, literacy, profession and monthly income-based considerations.




How to Cite

Ullah, T., Habibullah, & Jaleel, S. (2022). Impacts Of Voting Determinants On Voters’ Behaviour In The 2008 General Eelctions In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Pakistan Journal of Media Sciences, 3(1), 401–424. Retrieved from



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