|Voting Statistics of Constituency|
|Percentage of Votes Polled to Registered Voters||52.18%|
|Contesting Candidates||Party Affiliation||Votes Polled|
|HAFIZ MAHMOOD UL HASSAN||Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (F)||284|
|ZAHEER AHMAD ZIA WARRAICH||Tehreek-e-Tahaffuze Pakistan||3382|
|IRSHAD ULLAH YASSER||Independent||111|
|SHEIKH NADEEM AKHTAR||Independent||1005|
|HAFIZ MUHAMMAD SAFDAR QASMI||MUTAHIDA DEENI MAHAZ||1051|
|ENGINEER MUHAMMAD ASHRAF BUTT||Independent||48|
|RANA JAVED IQBAL||Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan||2318|
|DR ZAIN ALI BHATTI||Independent||5057|
|CHAUDHRY MAHMOOD BASHIR VIRK||Pakistan Muslim League (N)||104674|
|ABDUL SATTAR SHAKIR||Independent||456|
|CHAUDHRY MUHAMMAD ANWAR BHINDER||Pakistan Muslim League||16032|
|RANA NAEEM UR REHMAN KHAN||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf||30946|
|RANA MUHAMMAD IQBAL||Independent||1091|
|MUHAMMAD IMRAN||Sunni Ittehad Council||120|
|MUHAMMAD YASEEN||Muttahidda Qaumi Movement||105|
|Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Pakistan Muslim League|
NA 97 Gujranwala constituency is a semi Urban constituency of Gujranwala division. About 60 percent area is Urban while 40 percent is rural in this constituency. PP 95 and PP 96 are the two provincial assembly constituencies which lie under NA 97.Biradri system and personality based politics plays an important role in this constituency.
NA 97 Gujranwala 2008 Election Result:
In 2008 elections, a tough contest was observed between PPP and PMLN candidates and seat was won by Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk of PMLN.
Complete result is given below:
Ch Mahmood Bashir Virk (PMLN) 48701 Votes
Dr Zaffar Chaudhry (PPP) 41545 Votes
Chaudhry Shahid Akram Bhinder (PMLQ) 21626 Votes
Kokab Bukhari (MQM) 149 Votes
List of candidates contesting election from NA-97 are:
Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf (PML-N)
Muhammad Qasim Akram Warriach (PTI)
Muhammad Nasir Cheema (PML-Q)
Muhammad Shafique Adnan Ansari (MQM)
Chaudhary Tariq Mahmood Bhutta (Tehreek-e-Tahaffuze Pakistan)
Chaudhary Muhammad Jameel (Pakistan Muslim League (J)
Javed Iqbal (JI)
NA 97 Gujranwala Party Position 2013 Election:
Bhinder Family joined PTI after October 30th historic Lahore rally but couldn’t live long in PTI. Shahid Akram Bhinder and his son Walid Bhinder resigned from PTI and joined PMLN. Bhinder family however doesn’t enjoy a good reputation and are considered a corrupt family. PTI was badly criticized on joining of Shahid Bhinder. Now its yet unclear whether Shahid Bhinder will get PMLN ticket or Mahmood Bashir Virk will get the ticket.
Rana Naeem Ur Rehman is potential PTI candidate.Before joining PTI he was in PML Q, had won a union council nazim election in 2005 from Mandhila Warraich. Dr Dhariwal is another potential PTI candidate from NA 97 Gujranwala in 2013 election. Dr. Dhariwal is the famous ENT surgeon in Gujranwala. He was in PML Q before joining PTI last year. He is well know in Gujranwala city , rural areas and enjoys a very good reputation and has contested election from this constituency in the past.
PPP and PMLQ alliance is also of key significance in NA 97 for 2013 election. In coming elections PPP and PML Q will be fielding Naveed Anwer Bhinder as MNA, ( he is son of ex senator Mr. Anwer Bhinder from Aroop village).