NA 51 Murree & PP 6 Murree and PP 7 Kotli Sattian Elections 2024
Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former PTI MNA Sadaqat Abbasi chose not to run for office. This means that the people of NA-51 will have to find a “suitable” candidate to serve them in the National Assembly and solve their long-standing problems.
Murree, Kotli Sattian, Kahuta, and parts of Kallar Syedan are all in NA-51. It has 719,514 votes and two provincial assembly seats, PP-6 for Murree and PP-7 for Kotli Sattian. Three main groups control the area: the Abbasis of Murree, the Sattis of Kotli Sattian, and the Rajas of Kahuta. The Abbasi clan, on the other hand, is the most important political group in this area. After the loss of his father Khaqan Abbasi, who won this seat in 1985, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who was prime minister and leader of the PML-N, won it at least six times before losing to Sadaqat Abbasi of the PTI in 2018.
In 2002, a fight broke out between Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of the PML-N and Sufyan Abbasi of the Muttahidda Majlis-i-Amal, which led to Ghulam Murtaza Satti, the leader of the PPP from Kahuta, beating Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. This time, Mr Shahid isn’t running because he doesn’t agree with the leadership of the PML-N. On the other hand, his replacement, Sadaqat Abbasi, left the PTI after the violence on May 9 and a short time of being held against his will, leaving the field open for others.
Even though the election is only a few weeks away, the campaign in the district has not yet picked up speed. However, things are expected to pick up speed in Murree in the next few days. These people’s votes helped former MNA Shahid Khaqan Abbasi become prime minister in 2017 after Nawaz Sharif was removed because of the Panama Papers scandal. However, long-term problems like a lack of water and gas, as well as a lack of schools and hospitals, still exist.
PML-N is split over who should get a place in the state assembly.
People say that this time they wanted to choose someone for government who could help them with basic problems. “Every time there was an election, the candidates said they would fix our basic problems, but nothing ever did.” We don’t have water that can be drunk. For medical care, we need to go to Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It looks like our votes don’t count,” said Adeel Hussain, who lives in Murree.
What NA-51 had to deal with
People in the area can go to the tehsil main hospitals for medical care, but they are short on staff and supplies, so they have to go to Rawalpindi or Islamabad instead. Besides health, there is also the problem of not having enough water. “We want three main things: water, gas, and a better health care system.” “Every time they ran for office, the candidates made promises that they would keep, but they never did,” said supporter Mohammad Waseem.
During the PML-Q government in 2006, the Neelum-Jhelum Bulk Water Supply project was started to meet the needs of the Murree area. However, the Rs5 billion project was put on hold after the PML-Q government ended, reportedly because of political disagreements.
A similar public service project to get petrol to the people was stopped in the middle of its work. Some union governments got gas from the PML-Q, but many others, like UC Dewal, Phagwari, Aliot, Rawat, and Sehr Bagla, still don’t have it.
In Kotli Sattian, on the other hand, many of the link roads are in bad shape, and there isn’t enough water or health or education services. Raja Imran Zamir, President of the Kahuta Press Club, said that people were having trouble getting water and basic medical care. “We have a Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital, but it hasn’t had enough doctors or machines,” he said.
NA-51 Candidates Elections 2024
The PML-N put forward Usama Ashfaq Sarwar for the NA spot; he is the son of the late provincial minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar. The PTI, on the other hand, put forward Latasub Satti, who ran for the provincial assembly in 2018.
The PML-N chose a “outsider” (Bilal Yamin) for PP-6 and Raja Sagheer for PP-7, which was attacked by many because Mr. Yamin is from PP-7. Mr. Sagheer got the party ticket because Raja Mohammad Ali, son of PML-N leader Raja Zafarul Haq, was ignored by the party. That’s right, Atiq Sarwar, uncle of Usama Sarwar, quit as PML-N Punjab vice president because he didn’t agree with the party leadership that Bilal Yamin should get the PP-6 seat.
In PP-7, the PTI ran Muhammad Shabbir Awan, while in PP-6, a newcomer named Zain Zia Abbasi, who used to be head of the PTI youth wing, won the seat. Murtaza Satti, who used to be an MNA and was given a PP-7 ticket by the PTI in the 2018 elections, is running for the NA post as an independent.
Mehreen Anwar Raja, a former lawmaker, was given the NA ticket by the PPP, and Nazeer Abbasi Advocate was given the PP-6 seat. That person was Zaheer Mahmood for PP-7.
Sufyan Abbasi (PP-6) from Jamaat-i-Islami; Tehreek-i-Labbaik In Pakistan, Imtiaz Satti (PP-6), Wasim Janjua (PP-7), and Javed Akhtar Abbasi (NA-51), who got 27,000 votes in 2018, are also running for parliament.
Sadaqat Abbasi of the PTI beat Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in 2018, and Mohammad Latasub Satti of the PTI won PP-6. Raja Sagheer, who ran as an independent, won the poll in PP-7.
They won the NA-51 seat in 2008 and 2013. The leader of the PML-N, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. In 2008, the PP-6 seat went to Fayyaz Sarwar of the PML-N, and the PP-7 spot went to Mohammad Shabbir Awan, the leader of the PPP. Raja Mohammad Ali won the PP-7 seat and Raja Ashfaq Sarwar won the PP-6 seat in the vote in 2013.