NA 60 is one of the two national assembly constituencies of district Chakwal where PML-N, PPP, PML-Q and PTI are strong political forces. Local biradri system and local groups also play a pivotal role in the election results of NA 60.
NA 60 Chakwal 2002 Election Results:
In 2002 elections, PML-Q candidate Major Retired Tahir Iqbal was able to defeat Ayaz Amir of PML-N by a thin margin. Now Major Tahir Iqbal is also a part of PML-N Chakwa.
Complete result of 2002 elections for NA 60 Chakwal is given below:
Major Retired Tahir Iqbal (PML-Q) 72331 Votes
Ayaz Amir (PML-N) 70080 Votes
Khurram Nawab (PPP) 41006 Votes
Sahibzada Nasir Jamal Hashmi (MMA) 14084 Votes
Muhammad Nawaz Malik (PTI) 2358 Votes
Raja Naseeb Khan (Qaumi Inqilab Party) 496 Votes
NA 60 Chakwal 2008 Election Results:
In 2008 general elections, Ayaz Amir got a huge victory from NA 60 Chakwal by defeating PML-Q and PPP candidates.
Complete result of 2008 elections for NA 60 Chakwal is given below:
Ayaz Amir (PML-N) 125437 Votes
Sardar Muhammad Nawab Khan (PML-Q) 91255 Votes
Fozia Behram (PPP) 24546 Votes
Shaheen Baig (Independent) 1018 Votes
NA 60 Chakwal Party Position for 2013 Elections:
After joining of Abdul Majeed Malik and Lieutenant General Abdul Qayum, PML-N has become a strong force in NA 60 Chakwal politics. Real challenge for PML-N was an emerging force of PTI which held a huge rally last year in Chakwal in which Sardar Ghulam Abbas announced to join PTI. Sardar Ghulam Abbas is ex district nazim and is leader of a strong group (sardar group) of Chakwal.
A big blow for PTI came when Sardar Ghulam Abbas left PTI. He was in negotiations with PML-N and some other political parties and Imran Khan suspended his party membership. Now PTI Chakwal is not a political force of that magnitude but still, PTI is in a very good competing position. Pir Shokat Karoli or Raja Yasir Sarfraz may be PTI candidate from NA 60.
Sardar Ghulam Abbas isn’t accepted by local leadership of PML-N and after a strong resistance, PML-N has decided not to get him in the party. It seems that now Sardar Ghulam Abbas group will contest independently from Chakwal. This group will play a significant role in NA 60 elections.
PPP is expected to give its ticket to Raja Sana Ul Haq who is son in law of Raja Pervez Ashraf.