Close contest likely in Jhang’s NA-88

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A very close contest is expected between Ghulam Bibi Bharwana and Syed Asad Hyat in NA-88 in elections.

This is a unique constituency as it comprises voters of Jhang and Chiniot districts. Ghulam Bibi Bharwana won elections in 2002 and 2008 from the constituency when Chiniot was not a district.

She defeated Hyat and this time too the contest is between the two traditional rivals.

Hyat is the brother of Faisal Saleh Hyat, former federal minister and sajjada nashin of Darbar Hazrat Shah Jewna.

Bharwana is contesting elections on a PML-N ticket while Hyat is an independent candidate. Pir Ataullah Taunsvi, sajjada nashin of Taunsa Sharif, is also in the race in NA-88 against Bharwana and Hyat.