|Voting Statistics of Constituency|
|Percentage of Votes Polled to Registered Voters||56.04%|
|Contesting Candidates||Party Affiliation||Votes Polled|
|Raja Israr Ahmed Abbasi Advocate||Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians||4089|
|Raza Ahmed Shah||Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan||6456|
|Malik Aurang Zaib Awan||Muttahidda Qaumi Movement||86|
|Muhammad Hanif Abbasi||Pakistan Muslim League (N)||67167|
|Imran Khan||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf||80425|
|Mullana Muhammad Ayaz||Independent||131|
|Alhaj Muhammad Asad Bhatti||Pakistan Peoples Party (Shaheed Bhutto)||75|
|M Zahid Aziz Alvi Advocate||Independent||59|
|Kamal Azfar||Tehreek-e-Tahaffuze Pakistan||277|
|Saira Khatoon||Pak Justice Party||26|
|Raja Zafar Iqbal||Islamic Republican Party||93|
|Chaudhry Hamad Afzal||Independent||10|
|Muhammad Zubair Kiani||Independent||26|
|Sardar Naseer Ahmed||Pakistan Freedom Party||35|
|Ali Adrees||Pak Wattan Party||62|
|Muhammad Zubair Abbasi||Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (F)||272|
|Wajid Hussain Mughal||Markazi Jamiat Mushaikh Pakistan||24|
|Bin Hur Yousaf||Independent||722|
|Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
NA 56 Constituency of District Rawalpindi is considered a stronghold of PML-N. All provincial assembly seats under NA 56 are also won by PML-N candidate. PP 13 and PP 14 are the two provincial assembly seats that lie in NA 56 premises. Other than PML-N, Jamat e Islami also enjoys a good public support here. PPP though failed to win this seat in past two elections, does have a good organization at grass root level and its candidates have always got a handsome number of votes. PTI has also emerged as another political option for the people of NA 56 though it lacks any big name in the constituency.
NA 56 Rawalpindi 2008 Election Result:
Muhammad Hanif Abbasi who was a Jamat e Islami leader left JI and joined PML-N and was allotted PML-N ticket for NA 56 in 2008 elections and was able to beat Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad and other competitors by a huge margin.
Complete result of NA 56 for 2008 elections is given below:
Muhammad Hanif Abbasi (PML-N) 73433 Votes
Sardar Shokat Hayat Advocate (PPP) 22720 Votes
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad (PML-Q) 10964 Votes
Muhammad Zubair Kiani (MMA) 213 Votes
List of candidates contesting election from NA-56 are:
Muhammad Hanif Abbasi (PML-N)
Imran Khan (PTI)
Raja Israr Ahmed Abbasi Advocate (PPP)
Raza Ahmed Shah (JI)
Muhammad Zubair Abbasi (JUI-F)
Malik Aurangzaib Awan (MQMt)
Kamal Azfar (Tehreek-e-Tahaffuze Pakistan)
Mullana Muhammad Ayaz (Pakistan Sunni Tehreek)
NA 56 Rawalpindi Party Position For 2013 Elections:
ML-N looks to be the strongest party in NA 56 Rawalpindi for upcoming general elections and Hanif Abbasi and other PML-N leaders are working hard in the region. Renowned social figure Dr Jamal Nasir (Owner of City Labs) has also joined PML-N and is quite active. PML-N has done many major development projects in Rawalpindi including Murree Road fly over and PML-N will be definitely asking people to vote for them on the performance basis.
PTI workers and local leaders are also active in NA 56 Rawalpindi though the candidate hasn’t been finalized yet. Ex MPA Fiaz Ul Hasan Chohan is now in PTI and one of the potential PTI Candidates for NA 56. Fiaz Ul Hasan Chohan is always found very aggressive against Hanif Abbasi of PML-N and claims to beat him in the election if awarded ticket. Another potential PTI candidate from NA 56 Rawalpindi is Raja Tariq Mehboob Kiani who served as District Nazim Rawalpindi.
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad failed very badly in 2008 contest due to Laal Masjid issue but his significance in the politics of Rawalpindi can’t be undermined. Sheikh Rasheed if contests himself from NA 56, he will be one of the major challenges for PML-N.
Jamat e Islami has already announced Raza Ahmad Shah as their candidate for NA 56. However if JI opts for a seat adjustment with PML-N, chances are that Raza Ahmad Shah will have to back off.
PPP is expected to give its ticket for NA 56 Rawalpindi to Chaudhry Asad Pervaiz. PPP doesn’t seem to be in a position to win this seat. However, PPP local leader Rashid Naseem Ab
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