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.
|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
|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.