Awami Muslim League (Pakistan)

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Awami Muslim League Pakistan
عوامی مسلم لیگ پاکستان
LeaderSheikh Rashid Ahmed
Founded2008
HeadquartersCentral Secretariat, Lal Haveli, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
IdeologyMass politics
Centrism
Political positionCentre
ColoursGreen and white
        
National Assembly
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Website
http://www.aml.org.pk

Awami Muslim League Pakistan (Urdu: عوامی مسلم لیگ پاکستان‎) is a Pakistani political party formed in June 2008 by Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad.[1]

NA-55 (Rawalpindi-VI)[edit]

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.[2]

Former party[edit]

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.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Rashid quits PML-Q; forms new party". The News International. June 2, 2008. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008.
  2. ^ "Constituency-wide results, 2002 Elections" (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2010.

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