Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of the National Assembly from 2013 to 2018. He had close contacts with party leaders of PMLN. He was associated with PMLN before he joined Pakistan Tahreek Insaf. He has also supported the creation of Seraiki province. This article has all the information about Dhandla, including Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla Biography.
|Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla
|محمد افضل خان ڈھانڈلہ
|Nishtar Medical College
|15th January 1964
|Zafar Ullah Khan Dhandla
|Time Period :
|2018 – present
|Old Political Affiliations:
|Pakistan Muslim League (N)
|Member of the National Assembly
|20th August 2018
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Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla Biography
Afzal is a senior politician of Bhakkar. He has contested the election 4 times and won it twice. In the last two elections, he has won his seat consecutively in 2013 and 2018. Once, he contested the election as an independent candidate but later joined PMLN. Currently, he is associated with Pakistan Tahreek Insaf. He is considered as a committed representative of Bhakkar and a supporter of Seraiki province.
Afzal date of Birth
He was born on 15th January 1964 in bhakkar. Currently, Dhandla residing in the same tow.
Education of Afzal Dhandla
Afzal did his schooling from the Army Public School. Later he went to Nishtar Medical College to proceed with the education.
Afzal Khan Dhandla Family
Afzal is the son of Mehmood Khan. He is also the cousin of Zafar Ullah Khan Dhandla who was a politician associated with PMLN
Afzal started his career in 2002 when he decided to join Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz. Surprisingly, he was given a ticket in the same year to contest the election from NA-74 Bakkar. As it was his first experience, he could not win it because of the declined popularity of the Nawaz League. Though he received 71607 votes but he could not defeat the stronger candidate Shujaat Hussain who got 103508 votes.
- Dhandhla group had a strong rivalry with Niwani Awami Mahaz. They remained active in the constituency without knowing the fact whether the elections will be local, general, or party-based or non-party based. Dhandhla was backed by PMLN, while PML backed Niwani. Before the rivalry of these two groups, the district had a great following for Jharna, who was associated with PPP. After the assassination of Jharna, it was found that he was associated with Al-Zulfikar, alleged PPP’s wing. The people were disappointed with him and looked towards Dhandhla and Niwani group.
- The two groups started their rivalry way back in 1985 when Aman Ullah Shahani defeated Rashid Akbar Niwani. After 3 years, Aman Ullah Shahani was defeated with a huge margin of 13000 votes by Rashid and the defeat in the previous election was compensated. After two years, Rashid was defeated again by Zafar Ullah khan Dhandhla. The rivalry continued till the 2002 general election when Rashid Akbar defeated Muhammad Afzal. Both groups often accused each other of corruption charges.
2008 General Elections
His next experience was the 2008 election. Now with much experience and strong position of the party, he was expected to secure the seat from NA-74 Bakkar. It was unfortunate for him that he lost again and could not win. He lost to Rashid Akbar khan who received 98366 votes while Akbar got 86688 votes. Rashid also contested independently in that election.
2013 General Elections
In 2013, he tried his luck again and contested the election. He was smart to contest the election as an independent candidate from NA-74 Bakkar and received 118196 votes while his opponent got 95200 votes. His opponent Ahmad Nawaz was also an independent candidate. After the election, he joined Nawaz League again, and later, he was made the Secretary of Federal Parliament for Interior and Narcotics Control. It was the first time that he won an election.
2018 General Elections
Dhandhla group had a strong rivalry with Niwani Awami Mahaz. They remained active in the constituency without knowing the fact whether the elections will be local, general, or party-based or non-party based. Dhandhla was backed by PMLN, while PML backed Niwani. Before the rivalry of these two groups, the district had a great following for Jharna, who was associated with PPP. After the assassination of Jharna, it was found that he was associated with Al-Zulfikar, alleged PPP’s wing. The people were disappointed with him and looked towards Dhandhla and Niwani group.
- Bhakkar was deprived of electricity for a long time. 66 villages were deprived of their basic right after so many years. As Afzal was the representative of that constituency, he expressed that soon the issue of the electricity will be solved by a grant issued by the federal government. According to him, he had discussed with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about the basic problem of the constituency.
- The Prime Minister promised him the problem would be solved as soon as possible. Afzal said that the project would cost 80 million, and initially, 66 villages will be provided electricity. He also promised that the issue of health and education would be solved as well.
Afzal Khan is also a strong supporter of the Seraiki Province. While talking along with other political representatives in a conference named “Seraiki Province,” he stressed the need to establish Seraiki Province. Siraiki Awami Sangat Pakistan organized the seminar in a hotel in Karachi. Different senators and political activists also expressed their opinion that a balance federation was the need of a time
Social Media Accounts
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