This is a national assembly seat fought by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed of the Awami Muslim League Pakistan on February 24, 2010 but lost by a margin of more than 28000 votes. Mr Shakeel Awan from PML-(N) secure the seat.
This is the seat that was formerly held by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed as an independent candidate at the 2002 general elections.
The All Pakistan Awami Muslim League was formed as a breakaway faction of the "All Pakistan Muslim League" in 1949, within two years of the formation of Pakistan. The word Muslim was dropped in 1955. Two parties of the same name were created in Pakistan.
, interview with Shaikh Rashid on Online News website