General Elections 2018: List of PMLN Candidates for Lahore

ECP has announced the date for General Elections 2018 in Pakistan. Political parties are finalizing their best candiates for the biggest electoral battle. List of PMLN candidates for Lahore has been issued by the Pakistan Muslim League (N).  Though embattling with a crisis within the party & its top leadership facing a strict judicial trail, PMLN is gearing up for General Elections 2018. Given below is a complete list of PMLN candidates for Lahore for General Elections 2018.

List of PMLN Candidates for Lahore

Here is a comprehensive list of PMLN candiates for Lahore in General Elections 2018.  PMLN has retained its old squad for winning Takht e Lahore, except a few changes. This time Shahbaz Sharif will be contesting from Lahore on a National Assembly seat as he will be N’s PM candidate for General Elections 2018. Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif has also been awarded ticket from NA 125. Though Lahore is a stronghold for PMLN, yet we can expect an interesting electoral clash between PTI’s & PMLN Candidates for Lahore.

Read More: PTI’s Candidates for Lahore

NA Constituency Lahore PMLN Candidate
NA 123, Lahore I Malik Riaz Ahmad
NA 124, Lahore II Hamza Shehbaz Sharif
NA 125, Lahore II Mrs. Maryam Nawaz Sharif
NA 126, Lahore IV Mian Merghoob Ahmad
NA 127, Lahore V Name yet to be finalised
NA 128, Lahore VI Shaikh Rohail Asghar
NA 129, Lahore VII Sardar Ayaz Sadiq
NA 130, Lahore VIII Khawaja Muhammad Hassan
NA 131, Lahore IX Kh. Saad Rafique
NA 132, Lahore X Name yet to be finalised
NA 133, Lahore XI Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri
NA 134, Lahore XII Shehbaz Sharif
NA 135, Lahore XIII Saif ul Malook Khokhar
NA 136, Lahore XIV Name yet to be finalised

Prospects of PMLN Candidates for Lahore:

If we make a comparison of PTI Candidates for Lahore with PMLN Candidates for Lahore, we can get a bigger picture of this maha electoral fight in the center of Takht e Lahore. Here are some interesting comparisons:

NA 125: Maryam Nawaz vs Yasmeen Rashid

This will be a close content. Traditionally this seat has been a stronghold of PMLN. PMLN managed to win this seat in General Elections 2002, 2008 with absolute margin. However, in 2013 General Elections , PTI’s Dr. Yasmin Rashid gave a very surprising result. Though PTI couldn’t grab this seat but the result shook PMLN for sure.  Here is NA 125 result in General Elections 2013.

Party Candidate Votes % ±
  PML (N) Nawaz Sharif 91,666 59.78 -7.90
  PTI Dr. Yasmin Rashid 52,321 34.12 +34.12

After Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by Supreme Court of Pakistan, ECP ordered a by-election in NA 125.  PTI’s Dr. Yasmin gave a tough fight to wife of PMLN Chief Kulsoom Nawaz. I

Bye-election 2017: NA-120 (Lahore-III)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  PML (N) Kulsoom Nawaz 61,745 48.67 -11.11
  PTI Dr. Yasmin Rashid 47,099 37.13 +3.01

PTI has retained Dr. Yasmin Rashid for this constituency while PMLN has awarded the ticket to Maryam Nawaz. Dr. Yasmin managed to get nearly 50,000 votes in last election against 61,000 votes of Kulsoom Nawaz, despite the fact PMLN was the ruling party & is used Govt. machinery & state resources to the fullest to win this seat. Now that PMLN is out of power, this seat is open-ended & we can expect a big set back for PMLN on this seat. This will be Maryam Runaway’s debut entry into electoral politics so much in on stake for PMLN.

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