NA-2 Peshawar is an urban area with a good literacy rate. This constituency has an uneven vote bank and different parties have been winning from this constituency in different elections.
NA-2 Peshawar Result 2002 Elections:
In 2002, MMA candidate Maulana Rehmat Ullah was winner from this constituency by getting 37 thousand votes. His rival Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan of PPP could get only 15 thousand votes. Khalid Ayub of Pakistan Awami Tehreek managed to get 1500 votes while Abdul Manan Akhunzada Advocate of PPP Sherpao got only 900 votes.
NA-2 Peshawar Result 2008 Elections:
In 2008 elections, NA-2 seat was won by PPP candidate Arbab Alamgir Khan by getting 34 thousand votes while Arbab Najibullah Khan Khalil of ANP was runner up by getting 23 thousand votes. PML-N candidate Syed Zahoor Shah could get only 3 thousand votes. MMA candidate Maulana Rehmat Ullah got 7 thousand votes.
NA-2 Party Position for 2013 Elections:
A tough contest is expected in NA-2 in 2013 elections between ANP, PPP, PTI and PML-N. PPP is expected to come in the ground with the same candidate, i.e. Arbab Alamgir Khan while PML-N potential candidate from this constituency is Arbab Khizer Hayat who is known for his longer tongue–often issuing big statements and challenging other key party leaders including PTI chairman Imran Khan. In this constituency, PTI ticket may be given to former Squash Champion Qamar Zaman Khan or Saad Abdullah. Saad Abdullah is an ideological worker of the party who is also expected to contest for party’s general secretary seat from the KPK province.
Due to dismal performance of PPP and ANP allies government, the graph of two political parties seems to be at a very down position and so, the two parties have to struggle very hard to clinch this seat. Jamat-e-Islami is also an important factor in the constituency however, religious vote is expected to get divided and nullified as JI and JUI may have their own candidates in parallel.