|Voting Statistics of Constituency|
|Percentage of Votes Polled to Registered Voters||68.16%|
|Contesting Candidates||Party Affiliation||Votes Polled|
|Sardar Sikander Ahmad Khan||Independent||3041|
|Syed Mukhtiar Hussain Shah Sherazi||Independent||234|
|Naveed Zafar Shah||Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan||1374|
|Ahmad Nawaz Khan||Independent||94216|
|Dr Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla||Independent||116831|
|Alama Syed Farman Raza Abidi||Muttahidda Qaumi Movement||227|
|Habib Ullah Khan Niwani||Independent||8226|
|Muddassar Nazeer Utra||Independent||194|
|Hasnain Ijaz Khan Shahani||Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians||13421|
|Rafique Ahmad Khan||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf||6078|
|Dr Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla(Independent)|
|Ahmad Nawaz Khan(Independent)|
|Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians|
NA 74 Bhakkar is a constituency of sectarian and biradri politics where candidates sectarian and family affiliations decide the election results. Mostly this constituency consists of urban voters of Bhakkar city and rural voters of Bhakkar surrounding and Tehsil Mankera. Literacy rate in NA 74 Bhakkar is very low and people are not much politically aware. Niwani and Dhandhla are the two main clans dominating the politics of NA 74 Bhakkar.
NA 74 Bhakkar 2008 Election Results:
In 2008 general elections, Independent candidate Rasheed Akbar Khan Niwani won this seat as an independent candidate. Rasheed Akbar Niwani belongs to Shia sect and he mainly cashed sectarian votes of Bhakkar.
Complete results of NA 74 Bhakkar for 2008 elections are given below:
Rasheed Akbar Khan Niwani (Independent) 98366 Votes
Dr Afzal Khan Dhandhla (PML-N) 86688 Votes
Hafeez Ullah Advocate (Independent) 3272 Votes
List of candidates contesting election from NA-74 are:
Rasheed Akbar Khan (PML-N)
Rafique Ahmad Khan Niazi (PTI)
Hasnain Ijaz Khan Shahani (PPP)
Allama Syed Farman Raza Abidi (MQM)
Naveed Zafar Shah (Jamaat-e-Islami)
NA 74 Bhakkar Party Position 2013 Election:
PML-N is in a stronger position in NA 74 Bhakkar after joining of Niwani family. However, now the real tough situation is within PML-N in finalizing the candidate for NA 74. Rasheed Akbar Niwani and Dr Afzal Dhandhla both are strong political figures and both are eager to get NA 74 ticket.
PTI is also struggling and a huge rally of Imran Khan also took place in Bhakkar on April 12, 2012 in which Najeeb Ullah Khan (Ex MNA of PML-N) joined PTI. Dr Nisar is also working hard in the Bhakkar region for PTI. However, it seems very very difficult for PTI to upset in NA 74 against PML-N heavyweights.