A key constituency in Lahore, NA-118 has been the stronghold of Pakistan Peoples Party and political pundit was declaring Asif Hashmi’s son Faraz Hashmi the most favorite and winning candidate for this important National Assembly seat in the 2013 General Election.
But huge rigging was made during the 2013 general elections in NA-118 to defeat the PPP’s strongest candidate Faraz Hashmi.
It should be remembered that Asif Hashmi had given jobs to more than 27 hundred poor people. Shahdara residents take a sigh of relief when he shifted the Ravi toll plaza outside the Lahore city. He installed dozens of water filtration plant. Besides this he has done a lot of social welfare projects for this constituency and therefore election observers were declaring NA-118 the PPP’s seat.
In NA-118 all organizations run on the basis of Baradari-ism, trade unions, and all sects based organizations including Ahle Tashi had announced their full support to Faraz Hashmi. Imran Khan is crying on the defeat of his candidate Hamid Zaman who was just entered in NA-118’s politics a few weeks before. In fact bags Imran Khan continuously refers were the PPP’s candidate Faraz Hashmi’s votes bags, but through huge rigging he was in third position.