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PML-N likely to field Anjum Aqeel again in NA-48 by-polls

As many as three leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have started lobbying to attract the main leadership to get the party ticket for NA-48 Islamabad, which has been vacated by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stalwart Javed Hashmi, but sources suggest PML-N will likely field Anjum Aqeel once again for by-polls.
Former MNA Anjum Aqeel who faced defeat at the hands of Hashmi in the May 11 polls, Islamabad High Court Bar Association former president Ashraf Gujjar and local leader Adnan Kayani are in the race to represent PML-N in by-elections in the constituency.
However, insiders said the leadership was in favour of awarding the ticket once again to Anjum Aqeel.
Hashmi, who also won from his hometown Multan’s NA-149, had to vacate this seat. PTI has nominated Asad Umar as its candidate to defend Hashmi’s seat.
Sources in PTI said Imran Khan had decided to file Asad Umar, since he enjoyed a good reputation among party workers and had a special expertise in economics, adding that the party needed such a person in the parliament.
Party leaders are expecting that Asad Umar will defeat the PML-N candidate, since NA-48 mostly comprises of an urban population, where PTI enjoys a good vote bank. On the other hand, PML-N sources claim that after formation of government in Centre, PML-N would make a good comeback in the constituency which was why Anjum Aqeel is likely to be given another chance.
The constituency mostly comprises posh sectors such as F-6, F-7, F-8, F-10, G/9 and G-10 where PTI has a strong vote bank. In all of these areas, Hashmi outnumbered his opponents. Political pundits predict if PTI once again manages to bring its voters from the said areas to polling stations, Asad Umar will clinch the seat with ease. Otherwise, PML-N, after having formed the federal government, could attract voters from rural area.
NA-48 is one of the two constituencies of the federal capital. For the general election, almost all parties had fielded their candidates in Islamabad but PTI’s Hashmi managed to register a convincing victory. Hashmi won by bagging 73,878 votes while the runner-up, PML-N’s Anjum Aqeel, received 52,205 votes.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) candidate and former MNA Mian Aslam, who received 25,048 votes in the May 11 polls from NA-48, is also likely to contest in by-elections. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Faisal Sekhi Butt, who could not get significant votes on May 11, is also active to take part in by-polls.



17 Comments

  1. Reader said:

    Asad Umar should start his preparations for entering the NA 😉

  2. A S K said:

    Anjum Aqeel Khan is the most popular person and he is the only person in PMLN who can easily win from NA 48.
    Its also now clear that he has not done any thing as nothing is proved against him

    CJP himself said Anjum Khan has done nothing real criminals are other people

  3. YOUNAS CH said:

    by elections 2013 in NA-48 are about to scheduled and the most popular and convincing candidate is CH ASHRAF GUJJAR ADVOCATE SUPRE COURT,EX PRESIDENT ISLAMABAD HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCIATION.He has a dynamic and leading personality and will prove valueable asset of pml N

  4. CH. ALI AHMAD said:

    SURELY CH. M. ASHRAF GUJJER IS THE PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR NA-48. IF ANJUM AQEEL GETS THE TICKET HE WILL DEFINITELY LOSE BECAUSE OF HIS GOOD DEEDS SUCH AS "LUXURIOUS" POLICE FOUNDATION SCAM.

  5. CH. ALI AHMAD said:

    SURELY CH. M. ASHRAF GUJJER IS THE PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR NA-48. IF ANJUM AQEEL GETS THE TICKET HE WILL DEFINITELY LOOSE BECAUSE OF HIS GOOD DEEDS SUCH AS "LUXURIOUS" POLICE FOUNDATION SCAM

  6. M. Azhar Qureshi said:

    I believe Mr. Gujjar will be the most appropriate candidate for NA-48, His leading qualities will definately be a valuable asset for Mian Nawaz Sharif, I wish him all the best,,,,Good Luck ,,,,Mr. Gujjar

  7. Ali Akhtar said:

    SURELY CH. M. ASHRAF GUJJER IS THE PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR NA-48. IF ANJUM AQEEL GETS THE TICKET HE WILL DEFINITELY LOOSE BECAUSE OF HIS GOOD DEEDS SUCH AS "LUXURIOUS" POLICE FOUNDATION SCAM

  8. afzal said:

    i think ch ashraf gujjar is most suitable candidate

  9. Malik Azam GS said:

    Anjum Aqeel has been a corrupt person. Luxurious police foundation scam aside, he has been working on building his "Khudadad Heights" adjacent to Golra Darbar, only. He remained MNA for 05 years but had done nothing for the betterment of the area. Roads, Streets in Golra Station are in very bad condition. He did not even bother to spend a penny. If he is given the the ticket again, some of the PMLN supporters will not cast the vote and sit back home.

  10. Ahmed said:

    Anjum Aqeel Khan is the only person in PMLN who can win this seat. And he has done nothing wrong this is almost proved in the court as CJP himself said Anjum khan too shareef admi ha ham wasa he is ka percha parra hua tha asal mujr too aur loog hain.
    So If PMLN want this seat that should award tickrt to Anjum Aqeel Khan otherwise it is not possibe.
    No other canidade from PMLN can win this seat of NA 48.

  11. Tania Malik said:

    Shah Dil Awan contesting on the basis of Awan community in Rural areas of NA 48 and most popular in IT Sector. Must tough time expected

  12. khalid said:

    gujjar could be right candidate because of his natural way of dealing with people and he is political very influential.he is a man of commitment and a man of character. God bless him

    • raja ahsan said:

      no dout he is god blessed and right choice for pmln.he got charismatic personality

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