SIALKOT

The massive participation of the masses in PTI Chairman Imran Khan public meeting held at Jinnah Stadium here on Monday has proved that the “winds of political change” have started blowing and Sialkot might witness a big political upset, especially in National Assembly constituency NA-110 Sialkot City-I.

Imran Khan has visited Sialkot district twice in a week to give a political boost to PTI candidates in the district. The venue Jinnah Stadium and its surroundings, link roads and over head bridge were packed with people, anxiously waiting for the PTI chairman’s speech.

Supported by PML-Q, the PPP’s Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, PTI’s Usman Dar and JI candidate Arshad Mehmood Baggu are striving hard to give a tough time to PML-N stalwart Khawaja Muhammad Asif who has been a four times winner from this constituency. However, he is facing a tough competition from his political rivals this time in the May 11, general elections.

PML-N candidate Khawaja Muhammad Asif, PTI’s Usman Dar and JI strongman Arshad Mehmood Baggu belong to Kashmiri Biradari due to which the Biradari has been divided into three main groups. The situation is dented the vote bank of the PML-N in Sialkot city. These divided groups are supporting their favourite candidates with a sole aim to knock out the PML-N stalwart.

During public meeting, Imran Khan pointed out that the winds of political change in district politics had started blowing which according to him heralded a big political upset in constituency NA-110 Sialkot City-I). On the other hand, ground realities reveal that majority of the locals want this time Khawaja Asif suffer defeat. They alleged that Kh Asif remained aloof and his attitude towards the public, especially the party workers was disappointing over the past five years.

Addressing corner meetings, PTI’s Usman Dar claimed that he was an upset in the constituency this time, saying that the PTI will also get the dissident votes.

Meanwhile, PML-N’s Khawaja Asif is confident of his electoral victory, saying that he would make a record by scoring victory for the fifth time. Addressing an important meeting of the party workers here, the PML-N stalwart resolved that Sialkot had been a stronghold of his party and would remain so in future as well.