Awami Muslim League (Pakistan)

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Awami Muslim League Pakistan
عوامی مسلم لیگ پاکستان
LeaderSheikh Rashid Ahmed
FounderSheikh Rashid Ahmed
Split fromPML (Q)
HeadquartersCentral Secretariat, Lal Haveli, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Mass politics
Political positionCentre
ColoursGreen and white
National AssemblyAssembly dissolved
Election symbol
Inkpot with Pen[2]
Party flag

Awami Muslim League Pakistan (Urdu: عوامی مسلم لیگ پاکستان) is a Pakistani political party formed in June 2008 by Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad.[3] The party tends to have close relations with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.[4]

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 Sheikh 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. Two parties of the same name were created in Pakistan. The East Pakistan Awami Muslim League formed by Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, which later became Awami League The word Muslim was dropped in 1953.

Electoral history[edit]

NA-62 (Rawalpindi-VI)[edit]

This constituency of Rawalpindi tends to be the primary electoral seat for AML leader, Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad since 1988. He won 6 consecutive elections from this area. Ahmad was elected as an Independent candidate from this constituency receiving 60,649 votes in 2002 Pakistani general election.[5][6] He lost to Javed Hashmi in 2008.[7] He then again lost in the by-elections to PML-N's Shakeel Awan after tight contest, held in 2010.[8] In 2013 general elections, he defeated Shakeel Awan.[6]

National Assembly elections[edit]

National Assembly
Election Votes % Seats +/–
2013 93,046 0.20%
1 / 342
Increase 1
2018 119,362 0.22%
1 / 342

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pakistan's political parties explained". CNN. 18 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Pakistan Election 2018: List of Political Parties and their Symbols for General Election 2018". The News International. 2018-07-03. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  3. ^ "Rashid quits PML-Q; forms new party". The News International. June 2, 2008. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008.
  4. ^ "PTI agrees to electoral alliance with AML – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 8 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Constituency-wide results, 2002 Elections" (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "NA-55 Results". Geo News. Archived from the original on March 26, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  7. ^ "Election result 2008 for NA-55". ECP. Archived from the original on November 15, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  8. ^ "PML-N's Shakil trounces Sheikh Rashid". Dawn (newspaper). 25 February 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2022.