• In 2008 , PPP won this seat with a margin of around 12000 with q as runner up and PML-N some 50000 behind the winner.

    2 Asif Ali Malik Pakistan Muslim League (N) 23640

    3 Sardar Saleem Haider Khan Pakistan Peoples Party



    4 Waseem Gulzar Pakistan Muslim League 58880

    Don't see why PPP shouldn't retain this seat especially with seat adjustment with q leauge also on the cards.

  • شریف آدمی صاحب بہت بڑے سیاست دان ہیں ، تین چار اکھٹے بورنگ دھاگے لا دئیے ہیں

    NA-59 kia bala hai,

    ha ha

  • Sardar Saleem Haider was initially in PML-N and had gone to PPP when ticket was awarded to Asif Ali Malik allegeldly because of him being a relative of Ch. Nisar. Much of PML-N cadre supported Sardar Saleem as a protest.

    Sardar Saleem's victory on PPP ticket was a personal humiliation for Ch. Nisar and he seems to have learnt his lesson as he is not trying to impose Asif Malik as PML-N candidate again, at least not as of today.

    Sardar Saleem's reputation has suffered greatly due to PP performance and his own performance as minister. He would be lucky to get more than 40K votes this time.

    The MPAs of the area have also joined PML-N now. So PML-N would be in good position as long as candidate selection is not a disaster as in 2008.

    Maj Tahir's candidate will compete as independent and will be the main challenger to PML-N.

  • Adonis bahi,

    Is there any PTI factor ?

  • Fear

    Its a political discussion forum.

    U know i don't belong to "LUCH TUL" party so can't create threads of your interest.

  • PTI factor will be important in NA-57 & 58 but not in NA 59. One ex-MPA did join PTI but he has limited influence.

  • think so . Malik aslam awan is in PTI but he is more of NA-57 which is urban seat . Right ?

  • Right.

    It is actually Malik Aslam's son, Ameen Aslam who was Minsiter of State during Mush days who has joined PTI and is likely to be the candidate from NA-57. NA-57 has perhaps a 60-40 urban rural divide. In the previous elections, Ameen (independent candidate) was ahead in rural areas but Sheikh Aftab got massive vote from Attock city and won.

  • before 2008 fateh jang tehsil and jand tehsil were in the same NA seat. Malik lal khan of pmln used to contest from here. now these two tehsils are in different NA seats. so there are chances that son of malik lal , malik sohail khan will contest from here also on pti ticket. urban area is hasan abdal from where malik asif got vote last time. now chaudary sher ali mpa has joined pmln and in bye elctions pmln won on other pp seat. competition will be tough but pmln malik asif has no much votes in personel capacity.

  • Sardar Sikandar Hayat joined PTI recently from here. His grandfather, Sir Sikandar Hayat, was a close associate of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and an active participant in the freedom movement.

  • A man who last won an election in 1988 on the old provincial assembly seat from wah and has since could not even become a town nazim is indeed a great addition to PTI and will surely win the National assembly seat even though much of the constituency of NA59 has not even heard his name and his home and much of his estate does not fall in the constituency.

    Besides, the immense "credibility" of the news item was immediately established when the 'reporter cum fiction writer' used the sentence "“Saleem Hydar ....was believed to have a lock on the seat”.

  • Xianahmed

    Plz correct me if wrong, wasn't sardar sikandar hayat cm of Punjab in British era under unionist party?

    Was he a companion of mr.jinnah & freedom fighter?

    I m bit confused after your post

  • ^^

    In 1937, soon after winning the general elections, confronted by internal pressure from many of his Muslim parliamentary colleagues and conscious of the need to maintain a balanced, equitable stance in a volatile and much-divided Punjabi political milieu,[14] Khan decided to also negotiate with the Muslim elements under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. As a result, Khan and Jinnah signed the Sikander-Jinnah pact at Lucknow in October 1937, merging the Muslim elements of his powerful Unionist force with the All India Muslim League, as a move towards reconciling the various Muslim elements in the Punjab and elsewhere in India, towards a common, united front for safeguarding their community rights and interests,.[15] He was also later one of the chief supporters and architects of the Lahore Resolution, March 1940, calling for an autonomous or semi-independent Muslim majority region within the larger Indian confederation—which demand later led to the demand for an independent Pakistan.