Jul 20

Multan NA 151By-Election Result 2012 – Abdul Qadir Gilani wins

Dismissed PM Yousaf Gilani’s son Abdul Qadir Gilani wins against independent candidate.abdul qadir gilani zardar

According to the unofficial results Abdul Qadir Gilani bagged 64,628 votes and Shoukat Hayat Boson got 60,532 votes.

Shoukat Hayat Boson was an independent candidate but he enjoyed the support of PML-N, PTI and Jamaat-e-Islami.

All eyes were focused today on Multan NA-151 elections, as its result could determine the future political trends in the country.

NA-151 seat was vacated after the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified former PM Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.

It was virtually a contest between PPP on the one side and all political forces on the other.

The main candidates were the former prime minister’s son Abdul Qadir Gilani who represented Pakistan People’s Party and Shaukat Hayat Khan Bosan, who enjoyed the informal support of both Pakistan Muslim League-N, JI Pakistan and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf.

PTI President Javed Hashmi and Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi also used their influence in the favour of the independent candidate Bosan.

Other candidates contesting the by-election were Abdul Mateen Qureshi, Dr Aleem Chaudhry, Mehr Ghulam Shabbir Sial, Shehla Shaheen Advocate, Muhammad Husnain Khan Bosan, Muhammad Amil Yousuf Jutt, Muhammad Abbas and Nawaz Muhammad Iqbal Khan.

The seat fell vacant when the former prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani was declared disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Jul 06

N-League announces to support PTI backed runner in Multan by poll

Multan: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has announced to support Shaukat Bosan, a brother of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf Leader Skindar Bosan and an independent candidate for by election in the constituency of Multan NA-151, against Abdul Qadir Gilani, a son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Nawaz Sharif

Shaukat Bosan is a brother of PTI leader Sikandar Bosan and arch rival of Yousuf Raza Gilani in this constituency who defeated him in 1997 polls on PML-N ticket and in 2002 elections on PML-Q ticket.

The seat fell vacant after disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court case and Abdul Qadir Gilani is running for the seat vacated by his father.

The PTI rejected a PML-N offer to bring a consensus “PML-N” candidate in these by-elections and in return PML-N will not field any candidate against Sikandar Bosan in the next general elections.

The PTI decided to continue its boycott of by-elections and thus Shaukat Bosan, brother of Sikandar Bosan was launched as an independent candidate not to give the Gilanis a free run.

According to a report , it was argued by PML-N side that because of this local constituency situation, Gilani will continue his propaganda against the Supreme Court that although he was rejected by the judiciary, the “court of the people” still accepted him.