NA 62 is one of the two national assembly constituencies of district Jhelum. NA-62 consists of Tehsil Sohawa,Dina and rural area of tehsil Jhelum.Th
is constituency is 80% rural and only 20 percent urban area. Biradri system plays a key role in politics of NA 62 Jhelum. Raja,Jatt,Gujar and kayani clan are influential and play important role in election.
NA 62 Jhelum 2002 Election Results:
In 2002 elections, NA 62 Contest was between PML-Q and PML-N and winner was PML-Q candidate Chaudhry Shahbaz Hussain.
Complete result of NA 62 Jhelum for 2002 elections is as follows:
Chaudhry Shahbaz Hussain (PML-Q) 75217 Votes
Raja Muhammad Safdar (PML-N) 51618 Votes
Sohail Zafar (PPP) 15133 Votes
Raja Muhammad Zia Ashraf (MMA) 4391 Votes
Lt Col Rab Nawaz (PAT) 867 Votes
Muhammad Riaz Malik (PTI) 827 Votes
NA 62 Jhelum 2008 Election Result:
In 2008 general elections, contest was again between same heavyweights of
PML-Q and PML-N but this time, PML-N candidate was able to win by a huge margin.
Complete result of NA 62 Jhelum for 2008 elections is given below:
Raja Muhammad Safdar (PML-N) 92479 Votes
Chaudhry Shahbaz Hussain (PML-Q) 61524 Votes
Chaudhry Sohail Zafar (PPP) 20080 Votes
Raja Muhammad Imtiaz Kayani (Independent) 5741 Votes
Raja Iftikhar Kayani (PPP-Sherpao) 418 Votes
NA 62 Jhelum Party Position 2013 Elections:
Politics of Jhelum has greatly changed after change of loyalties by Raja Muhammad Afzal and his sons (Raja Muhammad Safdar and Raja Muhammad Asad) have joined PPP after saying good bye to PML-N. Raja Safdar was a key figure of PMLN from NA 62 Jhelum and this has given a big blow to PMLN in Jhelum.
PTI has also emerged as a new political force in Jhelum. Chaudhry Saqlain is possible PTI candidate from NA 62 Jhelum. Currently he is an MPA. PTI is quite popular in youth of Jhelum and PTI can really upset in 2013 elections from NA 62 Jhelum if all local leadership is united till elections. Pir Syed Anwar Hasnaat has also joined PTI who is also an influential political figure of Jhelum.
Chaudhry Shahbaz Hussain who was PMLQ candidate in past two elections may have to sacrifice as PPP and PML-Q are in seat adjustment. Chances are that Raja Safdar who joined PPP recently will be the PPP candidate and PMLQ will also be supporting him. This will be a really tough call for other parties like PMLN and PTI as Raja family itself is very strong and strength will get doubled with vote bank of PPP and PMLQ.