Gilani to contest elections from NA-158


MULTAN: Former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Yousaf Raza Gilani Pakistan Muslim will face Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Javed Ali Shah, according to a local media outlet. 

The PML-N is still to decide its candidate while the PTI was unable to reach a decision in NA-154 whereas allotment of party ticket to Sikandar Bosan has been kept in pendency. He may put his son Abdul Qadir Gilani to contest from NA-154 against Sikandar Bosan.

The Gilani House spokesman, Syed Zegum Gillani told the publication that the former prime minister has decided to contest the general elections from NA-158 Multan-V (previously NA-152).

The profiles of both the constituencies revealed that the PML-N had won the slot NA-154 Multan-IV (which was previously NA-151) in 2013, PPP won only once in 2008 and the PML-Q won the slot in 2002. The PML-N had won the slot NA-158 Multan-V (which was previously NA-152) in 2013 general elections.