NA53 PMLN has now decided to field ex-PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from this constituency against Imran Khan. This makes more sense and his is a more heavyweight candidate from PMLN and can cover both constituencies of Murree and Islamabad due to short distance. In 2013, PTI won the general election and bi-election on smaller margin. This will be a close contest between both parties and both parties will get a boost due to heavy weight candidates.