PP-63 by-election

On April 10, 2010, Mian Abdul Qayum, a labour leader in Faisalabad, submitted his nomination papers as candidate for the Punjab Assembly constituency 63 by-election on May 15. The other candidates are from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) and the National Muslim League. We need your support to contest this by-election.
The seat was declared vacant when Mian Asif Ajmal resigned after, during a Supreme Court hearing, it became clear he has submitted bogus degrees to the election commission in 2008 to prove that he is a graduate. Asif Ajmal is an industrialist and owner of a textile factory. He was arrested by police in 2008 after he and his goons fired on workers of his textile factory when they were demanding wage increases and union rights. One worker was killed and more than a dozen seriously injured. He spent nearly one and half months in jail at but was released using his political influence among police and courts. He was elected in the February 2008 election, nominated by the Pakistan Muslim league Q, he later joined PMLN. Mian Nawaz Sharif has nominated Asif Ajaml to contest this seat on the ticket of the PMLN, a party that claims to defend democratic traditions and the fight for an independent judiciary.

The Pakistan Peoples Party's Punjab president, Rana Aftab, is once again contesting the election after he was defeated in 2008 general election. He has been member of Punjab Assembly two times earlier. He is a rich farmer and an advocate by profession and die-hard PPP activist.
Amjad Warraich, a former member of parliament and leader of a new Muslim League under his leadership, has also announced that he will contest this seat. His wife is member of national assembly and his brother is in Punjab Assembly. There is no end of gluttony within this family.


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