Awami Muslim League (Pakistan)
Awami Muslim League Pakistan
عوامی مسلم لیگ پاکستان
|Leader||Sheikh Rashid Ahmed|
|Headquarters||Central Secretariat, Lal Haveli, Rawalpindi, Pakistan|
|Colours||Green and white|
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This constituency of Rawalpindi is famous for the politician of Pakistan Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad. He won 6 consecutive elections from this area. He lost to Javed Hashmi in 2008. He then again lost in the by-elections to Shakeel Awan after tight contest. In 2013 general elections he defeated Shakeel Awan.
This was also the name of the political party founded by Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani and Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy and which later evolved into the Awami League, the party that, under the leadership of Shaikh Mujibur Rahman (himself a former aide to Suharwardy).
The All Pakistan Awami Muslim League was formed as a breakaway faction of the "All Pakistan Muslim League" in 1949, within two years of the formation of Pakistan. The word Muslim was dropped in 1953. Two parties of the same name were created in Pakistan.
- "Official website". Archived from the original on June 23, 2009.
- "Interview with Shaikh Rashid". Online News. Archived from the original on June 5, 2008.
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