1985 Pakistani general election

General elections were held in Pakistan on 28 February 1985.[1] Around 1,300 candidates contested the election, which were held on a non-party basis.[2] Voter turnout was 52.93%.[1]

Pakistani general election, 1985


All 237 seats in National Assembly
119 seats needed for a majority
Party Independent
Seats before 8
Seats won 237
Seat change Increase 229
Popular vote 16,886,673
Percentage 100%

Prime Minister before election

None (Post vacant since 1977)

Elected Prime Minister

Muhammad Khan Junejo


Party Votes % Seats
Independents 16,886,673 100 207
Seats reserved for women 21
Seats reserved for non-Muslim minorities 9
Invalid/blank votes 581,521
Total 17,468,194 100 237
Source: Free and Fair Election Network[3]


  1. ^ a b Pakistan Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p678 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ https://electionpakistan.com/parties-wise-election-results/?assembly=5&election=3092&assemblyName=National%20Assembly&electionType=General%20Election%201985
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad (Urdu: شیخ رشید احمد‎, born 6 November 1950), is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Railways, in office since 20 August 2018. Ahmed has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018 and is the current leader of the Awami Muslim League. Previously, he was a member of the National Assembly between March 1985 and May 2018.

Born in Rawalpindi, was educated at Gordon College and studied law in Lahore. Ahmed has served as a member of the federal cabinet in various positions, between 1992 and 1997. He first served as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting from 2002 to 2006 and then as Federal Minister for Railways from 2006 to 2007. In 2008, he founded his own political party after losing his traditional seat from Rawalpindi.

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