Current Political Position
Most Influential Politician: Yousuf Raza Gilani
In 2002, the PPP’s Syed Asad Murtaza Gilani, the nephew of Yousuf Raza Gilani, won this seat against Syed Javed Ali Shah of the PMLN by a narrow margin of less than 2000 votes. Nawab Liaquat Ali Khan of the PMLQ was a few hundred votes behind Shah. Gilani later defected from the PPP and joined the PMLQ.
In 2008 elections, however, Syed Asad Murtaza Gilani represented PMLN. He switched party again after PML-Q nominated Syed Mujahid Shah instead of him. Liaqat Ali Khan who also switched party won this seat for PPP with adequate margin while Asad got just above 11000 votes.
PMLQ’s Syed Mujahid Shah was the brother of district naib nazim Wajid Ali Shah and the cousin of Senator Javed Ali Shah. Khan, who won a provincial assembly seat in the 1990, 1993, 1997 and 2002 elections, has also worked as the vice-chairman of the Multan district council in 1979 and 1987.
This is a PPP bound constituency consists of Shujabad tehsil and its rural areas, and PPP is still strong in this constituency though this time PML-N expected to give a tough fight.
Pakvoice gives this seat to PPPP
|Total Registered Voters:||336035|
Results of 2008 Elections:
|Winner||Nawab Liaqat Ali Khan||PPPP||Acquired Votes: 47880|
|Runner Up||Syed Mujahid Ali Shah||PML(Q)||Acquired Votes: 38126|
Results of 2002 Elections:
|Winner||Syed Asad Murtaza Gilani||PPPP||Acquired Votes: 38027|
|Runner Up||Syed Javed Ali Shah||PML(N)||Acquired Votes: 37835|
1- Shujaa Abad Muncipal Committee
2- Mochi Pura
6- Purana Barh
8- Jalal Shah wala