By-elections: ASWJ to support PML-N candidate in PP-92

Published: December 4, 2012

The Rangers will oversee the transport of the ballots from the polling stations to the district returning officer. PHOTO: FILE

GUJRANWALA: 

The local chapter of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat on Sunday announced that it would support the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s candidate in the PP-92 by-election on Tuesday (today).

The announcement was made by the party’s district president Maulana Arshad Hameedi at a madrassa. Hameedi said his party would support PML-N’s candidate Haji Nawaz Chohan. He said the party had chosen to support Chohan because of the development projects he had initiated in the area and for promoting “politics of honesty”. Other Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat  leaders present on the occasion included the AWSJ district vice-president Chaudhry Babar Hussain Gujjar and city president Maulana Mohammad Hanif Kashmiri.

PP-129 (Sialkot-IX)

In Sialkot’s constituency PP-129, said the election commission, 26 polling stations of 129 have been declared sensitive.

Rana Mohammad Aslam Khan

They are: Saikhwan, Sallokay, Kassuwala, Malomaha, Mandeki Goraya, Peeru Chak, Sayoki, Rajokay, Dholan, Kamal Pur, Adam Daraz, Habu Garha, Aadha, Boiki, Kot Bakran, Aaloo Mahar, Jamkay Cheema, Baddookay Cheema, Seejokay, Ladharh, Motra, Mind, Kot Chaddu, Dhadho Basra, Kotli Nanga and Chateel Pur.

Returning Officer (RO) Rana Mohammad Aslam Khan told reporters that Rangers would be deployed at the polling stations declared sensitive. The Rangers would also oversee the transport of the ballots from the polling stations to the district returning officer.

Competition is expected among PML-N’s Mohsin Ashraf, PML-Q and PPP’s joint candidate Nasar Iqbal Baryar and independent candidate Shahid Mehmood Butt.  Khan said citizens could register complaints at 052-9250010.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (21)

  • Falcon
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:20AM

    All the media wrath is only for PTI, will anybody pick up on this news item as well?

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  • Falcon
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:20AM

    All the media wrath is only for PTI, will anybody pick up on this news item as well?

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  • sgrr
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:20AM
  • Mirza
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:44AM

    It is ironic that even though the rightwing parties claim to be popular they cannot contest elections without the relgious parties.

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  • Asad
    Dec 4, 2012 - 4:20AM

    PML-N showing its true colors ASWJ is its natural ally whose leaders it is protecting and hosting in punjab. They would serve as the militant wing of PML-N when the time comes.

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  • Abdullah
    Dec 4, 2012 - 7:50AM

    Why getting disturbed now, no issues when PPP gets support from Sunni Tehreek (the biggest religious militant wing)

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Dec 4, 2012 - 9:55AM

    Instead of presenting a chagrined and constipated disposition – Sheep Herd members are asked instead as to why their most popular party between planet earth and the outer universe always ends up chickening out of elections?

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  • talha karachi
    Dec 4, 2012 - 10:34AM

    inshallah pml n win in by election

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  • Asad
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:33PM

    Guess what people supported by militants will win.

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  • Azmat
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:13PM

    So what to worry about this… If other religious parties support others then y ASWJ and PML can’t make alliance

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  • Khurram
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:28PM

    It wasn’t mentioned any where that the announcement came after a meeting with any PML-N leader, so it is unfair to blame PML-N for it. Also for all of those aware of the dynamics of Gujranwala must know that Gujranwala is the strong hold of PML-N, so they have to win it anyway.

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  • Zaheer
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:48PM

    Shame on PML-N, i think this is why Musharraf was saying Nawaz Sharif is a modern taliban. A good opportunity for PTI to take on PML-N on media.

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  • Feedom Seeker
    Dec 4, 2012 - 3:14PM

    This news will disappear after some time

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  • Jibran
    Dec 4, 2012 - 5:41PM

    @Azmat:
    “So what to worry about this… If other religious parties support others then y ASWJ and PML can’t make alliance”

    And in general elections, PML-N will make alliance with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and TTP. Good luck Pakistan!

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  • Yasir Irfat
    Dec 4, 2012 - 8:05PM

    @Mirza @Asad Well, atleast till now they have not used it as per your comment. But you hold yourself tied to popular PTI mantra of blaming others and at same time avoid turning south to Karachi bcz there aren’t any millitant groups active. What abt PPP alliance with pure political party in KHI i-e Sunni Tehreek.

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  • Uza Syed
    Dec 4, 2012 - 8:07PM

    @Zaheer: No, Musharraf is not as stupid as that to call this man modern anything even modern Taliban. Musharraf identified this man for what he really is a “CLOSTED TALIBAN” and I call him the biggest munafiq there ever was in our political history. The man is stupid enough to go get hair impanted to hide under this artificial whatever it is supposed to be, I mean one has to loath himself so extremely to camouflage even his true face, I wonder f he recognizes himself in the mirror or must be accompanied by his advisors there, too.Recommend

  • Saqib Mohiuddin
    Dec 4, 2012 - 8:59PM

    That’s the real face of PML-N supporting Anti-Pakistan Anti Islam elements.

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  • Hamza
    Dec 4, 2012 - 10:07PM

    Once again it is proved the inside relations

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  • Muntazir
    Dec 5, 2012 - 12:50AM

    PML(N) has openly supported SSP and ASWJ candidates in the past and they supported all militant activities of SSP, LJ because of simple reason — “Badmashi” on the name of religion. These people are spreading venom of extremism and terrorism in rural and urban areas of Punjab which could prove fatal for social fabric of Pakistan’s most populous province.

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  • Shoaib jafri
    Dec 6, 2012 - 11:24PM

    When PML-N will get support from terrorists they have to support them back… easy to understand terrorist cycle in Pakistan.

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  • USMAN TORONTO
    Dec 7, 2012 - 9:23AM

    CJ’s suo moto must be in practice in punjab violence in bi election and rigging reports.It will assure the neutrality to the people of Karachi

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