Awami Muslim League (Pakistan)
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|Leader||Sheikh Rashid Ahmed|
|Headquarters||Central Secretariat, Lal Haveli, Rawalpindi, Pakistan|
|Colours||Green and white|
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This constituency of Rawalpindi is famous for the politician of Pakistan Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad. He won 6 consecutive elections from this area. He lost to Javed Hashmi in 2008. He then again lost in the by-elections to Shakeel Awan after tight contest. In 2013 general elections he defeated Shakeel Awan.
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.
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