NA - 248



  • NA 248 (Lyari) has traditionally been the fortress of PPP. It consists of areas Chakiwara, Baloch Para, Katchi Colony, Agra Taj, Hazara Colony, Kalakot etc.

    In 2008 elections, Nabeel Gabol won this seat by more than 74,000 vote margin with no other candidate able to get even 10,000 votes. He also won this seat in 2002 with about 18,000 votes margin.

    However, in 1997 PML-N almost snatched this seat from PPP when Mama Yunus of PML-N lost by only 312 votes to Waja Kareem Dad of PPP.

    After Mama Yunus, PML-N could not find a suitable candidate from Lyari and PPP has won virtually unchallenged.

    However, this time, the situation is becoming quite similar to 1997 with neck-and-neck competition between PPP and PML-N.

    PPP's incumbent Nabeel Gabol has become extremely unpopular and is going to be in a lot of trouble. There is a chance that instead of him PPP may introduce Bilawal Zardari as its candidate.

    On the other hand, Uzair Baloch of People's Aman Committee is likely to be the PML-N candidate. This will mean a very tough fight on NA 48 and PML-N has more than decent chances of winning from Lyari.



  • Really???



  • Things must have changed a LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT in Karachi in the last 3 months since I last visited.. :) :)

    Anyways will touch the base next week..



  • thats interesting



  • Strange Politics !!

    Please don't say, PML-N is going to give a tough time to PPP.

    Nawaz Shareef probably cannot even enter Lyari. No one would vote for PML-N.

    It is a different story to give ticket to Uzair Baloch. People may vote for Uzair Baloch, due to his Robin Hood fame or his fear.

    Uzair Baloch has a history with the Lyari criminal gangs and was leader of PAC. PAC was the baby of Zulfiqar Mirza.

    So now PML-N is inducting Zulfiqar Mirza's trainee and claiming they are making inroads in Lyari... Strange and unfortunate politics.



  • @runaway,

    Stranger things have happened my friend....who would have though that PPP would be willing to give an arm and a leg to form a government in Punjab since 1977?



  • @siddiqi

    I thought PML-N was the torch bearer of "asooli siasat".

    Pandering to Uzair Baloch and offering him candy to run under PML-N flag.. what kind of politics is this?

    Even if PML-N feels the need to do this politics, I have no problem with that. My problem is that when statements are made like...PML-N will give hard time to PPP in Lyari.

    Just acknowledge that PML-N has no ground game in Lyari ( or even Sindh ) and they have decided to 'hire' Uzair Baloch in Lyari.



  • And the only thing equivalent to "Hiring" Uzair Baloch would be to hire "Black Water"...



  • @runaway,

    Its politics and not a congeniality contest. As for a party having no "ground game," there's is a party which is an unknown entity outside of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur and yet it aspires to contest and win seats from Punjab. You also have a case study in the form of Tsunami who has never won anything but ONE in the last 16 years but still prophesies a complete sweep from Karachi to Khyber and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

    Hence there is no limit to imagination and everyone has the right to approach and attain their targets.



  • @ runaway and anasyonus

    and thats why IK welcomed guys like Sarwar khan , Abdul aleem kahn. laghari brothers , zaheer khokahr, Khichi brothers , Zafar warich and many more . they all r badmashs off thier area. for example ABdul Aleem Khan is the biggest Land garbber in the history of Lahore and punjab. Similarly Sarwar kahn of pindi is also a Badmash of that area . jsut note his lanuage . so my dear it is electoral politics . when a new party like PTI jia ka slogan he change hai aisay badnamm logon ko leti hai to phir PMLN to eik rawaiti party hai .



  • @runaway With due respect bro PMLN won a provincial seat from lyari in 1997 elections and lost the NA seat by just 300 votes so pmln has some influence in that area and INSHA Allah PMLN will again make inroads over there...



  • G syed786 bahi i hope k aisa he ho.



  • agree...This time some thing will happen in Karachi...S.T+J.I+PML N has decided to form a collation in karachi and trying to add JUI F+anp+PTI+PPPP+ Others in this collation to fight against the Hegemony of MQM...If this happened then in karachi blood shed will be at peak and results may different...



  • @ Muazzam Bhai.

    PTI ka to mushqil hai ager PTI ne PMLN k sath karachi mein itihad ker lia to IK k 1st political father Gen.Musharf , IK k 2nd political father Gen Pasha and IK k moujoda political father Altaf hussain IK se naarz ho jayeen gay. aur u know k IK apne siysi fathers ki naarazgi bardashet nai ker saktay is liye to IK 15th march ko bhi Pasha ki goud mein lorri sun ker so rahe thea and IK is liey to karachi target killing per zayada nai boltay k kahen un k baap altaaf hussian naaraz na ho jaye.



  • @siddiqi

    It seems that PML-N target is to form government and screw Pakistan. And PML-N would do anything to achieve target.

    As you wish sir, keep 'hiring' people and then if PML-N forms the government, first issue of governance would be to compensate these hired guns ( in case of Uzair Baloch, this can be literally taken ).

    At the end of the day, the people will lose and country will suffer but PML-N will have government and the hired members would have their payday.

    Why can't you stick to one topic? You want to discuss MQM and its plans for Punjab, start another discussion.



  • People hate MQM too much in Punjab, specially Lahore..Thanks Allah Lahore's are educated and hate murders etc...so if one talks about MQM in Lahore...People says the Killer and want to break Pakistan.So, they have no chance in Punjab...This time Parties has to unite against MQM..



  • PML-N always gave a fight to PPP in Lyari whenever it got a chance to do a proper campaign and had a good candidate. That happened in 1993 and more so in 1997 when Mama Younus almost won.

    In many constituencies of Karachi, ethnic origins play a significant role in voting patterns. This constituency has a good number of Hazarawals and Punjabis most of whom traditionally vote against PPP. If the Muslim League candidate can do well in Baloch areas, he always has a good chance to win.

    This time, Uzair Baloch is currently quite popular in Baloch areas and with Punjabi/Hazarawal support, his win on PML-N ticket will not be a surprise.



  • @MuazzamAli: "This time some thing will happen in Karachi...S.T+J.I+PML N has decided to form a collation in karachi and trying to add JUI F+anp+PTI+PPPP+ Others in this collation to fight against the Hegemony of MQM..."

    موظّم بھائی کو نیند کی شدید ضرورت ہے، بھائی اب جاگتے میں خواب دیکھ رہے ہیں...



  • If push comes to shoves, Zardari may give ticket to Zaffar Baloch from Layari. Or if Bilawal get in the mix, chances for anyone else are pretty low, people of Lyari can go to any length for Bhutto clan they.

    Secondly, I have doubts that anyone associated with Aman committee can go against Zardari, after all they all hail from same house.



  • Muzzamsb

    "

    People hate MQM too much in Punjab, specially Lahore..Thanks Allah Lahore's are educated and hate murders etc...so if one talks about MQM in Lahore...People says the Killer and want to break Pakistan.So, they have no chance in Punjab...This time Parties has to unite against MQM..

    "

    For your kind info , khi is the city with highest literacy rate in pakitsan and karachites/mohajirs are the most educated community (percentage wise) . Punjabi / lahoris hate mqm because they don't know the facts and under the propoganda of UNIFORMED ANGELS.

    90% of people who speak against mqm in lhr/punjab have never been to khi or for a brief visit but even then speak with such an authoirty that they themselve become laughing stocks.