NA 52 Rawalpindi III is a stronghold of Pakistan Muslim League from where PML-N leader (currently opposition leader) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has been winning for last so many elections by a huge margin. PML-Q is another major force in NA 52 Rawalpindi region. Khokhar family is very much influential in NA 52 area. NA 52 is comprised of two provincial assembly seats; PP-5 and PP-6. NA 52 is a mix of rural and urban areas and literacy rate in the region is not very high.
NA 52 Rawalpindi III 2002 Election Result:
In 2002 elections, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of PML-N was able to win NA 52 Rawalpindi seat by defeating PML-Q candidate Nasir Raja by a huge margin.
Complete result of 2002 elections for NA 52 is given below:
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan (PML-N) 73671 Votes
Muhammad Nasir Raja (PML-Q) 56645 Votes
Muhammad Saghir Khokhar (PPP) 11684 Votes
Col Sakhawat Hussain (Independent) 2310 Votes
NA 52 Rawalpindi III 2008 Elections Results:
In 2008 general elections, battle was again between Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Nasir Raja and this time, Nisar Ali Khan was able to win by a margin even more bigger than 2002 elections.
Complete result of NA 52 Rawalpindi for 2008 elections is given below:
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan (PML-N) 97747 Votes
Muhammad Nasir Raja (PML-Q) 54988 Votes
Khurram Pervez Raja (PPP) 38052 Votes
Muhammad Idrees Haqqani (MMA) 652 Votes
NA 52 Rawalpindi Party Position 2013 Elections:
Politics of NA 52 Rawalpindi seems to be same as before and no uncertain results or any upset is expected in this seat. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan enjoys the status of most popular political figure of NA 52 while Nasir Raja of PML-Q is busy to gain more and more public support to fight against him. It seems that contest will be between these two stalwarts again in 2013 elections from NA 52 Rawalpindi.
PPP is expected to support PML-Q candidate from this constituency if the alliance agreement persists between PPP and PML-Q. Support of PPP can further boost the support of Nasir Raja and competition between him and Nisar Ali Khan can become further interesting.
PTI tsunami is missing in NA 52 Rawalpindi region and PTI doesnt’ look to be in any good position to compete against these major political forces.
Jamat e Islami is also struggling in the region but doesn’t look to be any troubling entity for Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.