Dera Ismail Khan District

Area:  7,326 km2
Population:  852,995 Est.1998
National Assembly Seats:  1.5
Provincial Assembly Seats: 5
Tehsils/ Towns: 3

Dera Ismail Khan



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Most Influential Politician: Moulana Fazal ur Rehman

Dera Ismail Khan takes its name from Ismail Khan, a Baloch chief who settled here after migrating from Sri Lanka in AD 1469. The present day city is situated four miles away from Indus River. Its population is a mix of ethnic Baloch and Pashtuns, with a significant Urdu-speaking migrant population. D.I. Khan lies in the Seraiki belt and is linked via roads to Bhakkar and Mianwali in the Punjab. It is also connected to Afghanistan through the Gomal Pass. Dera Ismail Khan is represented in the National Assembly of Pakistan through two seats which are NA-24 (D I Khan) and NA-25 (D I Khan cum Tank). The incumbent on these seats are Faisal Karim Kundi of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from NA-24 and Maulana Atta ur Rehman of Jamiat Ullema Islam- Fazalur Rehman (JUI-F) from NA-25.

Faisal Karim Kundi


National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-24   Dera Ismail Khan                              D.I. Khan Municipality, D.I. Khan Cantt. Parts D.I.Khan Tehsil

NA-25  Dera Ismail Khan cum Tank         Tank district, Kulachi tehsil, Daraban Tesil, parts of Paharpur Tehsil,

Notable Politicians:

  • Haji Fazal Karim Kundi
  • Molana Fazal ur Rehman
  • Faisal Karim Kundi
  • Sardar Umer Farooq Khan Miankhel