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October 10, 2013
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PML-N likely to accept Shangla MNA’s resignation

October 10, 2013

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BISHAM: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership may accept the resignation of Member National Assembly from Shangla Dr Ibadullah Khan to pave the way for Amir Muqam to contest election for the NA-31 seat.
Dr Ibadullah Khan, brother of the PML-N leader Amir Muqam, was elected to the National Assembly on NA-31 in the general elections held in May 11, 2013.MNA Dr Ibadullah Khan had secured 30,000 votes in the general elections.Amir Muqam had contested the election on NA-30 and PK-80 and PK-82 constituencies. However, he lost the elections and could not make it to the national or provincial assemblies.
The sources said the PML-N leadership wanted Amir Muqam to be elected to the National Assembly and had convinced PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif to accept the resignation of Dr Ibadullah Khan. The sources, however, said winning the by-election would not be easy for Amir Muqam.
They claimed that the situation was not in favour of Amir Muqam for contesting election from the same constituency for the fourth time. The sources added that the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) had sufficient vote bank in the area and its support would decide the winner. Amir Muqam had been elected from the same constituency in 2002 and 2008 while his brother won the 2013 elections. The sources said the decision to replace his brother as MNA had been taken to enable him (Ibadullah) to contest the local government elections.

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