Mardan District

Area:  1,632 km2
Population:  1,460,100 est.1998 Density 895/SqKM
National Assembly Seats: 3
Provincial Assembly Seats:  8
Tehsils/ Towns: 4
  • Mardan
  • Takht Bhai
  • Katlang
  • Garhi Kapura 

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PTI

1

JUI-F

2

ANP

3

PPP

4

Most Influential Politician:

Mardan, located in the Peshawar Valley, was made a district in 1937 with the bifurcation of the district of Peshawar.

Swabi and Charsadda districts were later carved out of Mardan in the 1980s. Mardan city is the second largest in NWFP after Peshawar. Its history dates back to the Gandhara kingdom, the remains of which are scattered around the district, including the Takht-e-Bahi Buddhist monastery. The famous sons of Mardan include the late Mir Afzal Khan, former chief minister of NWFP (1990-1993) and owner of Premier Sugar Mills. The main source of employment in the district is agriculture and the main crops are Virginia tobacco, sugarcane and wheat. Mardan is famous for its best quality Tobacco and famous archaeological site of Takht Bhai, Jamal Ghari and Sawal Dher.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA- 9 Mardan – i                 Mardan Cantt. Mardan Municpal Committee, Kamal Zai Q.C

 NA-10 Mardan – ii             Takht Bhai Tehsil, Part Sudhom Q.G

NA- 11 Mardan – iii             Kamal Zai Q.G. Shumali part, Sudhom Q.G. Part

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Himayatullah Mayar
  • Moulana Shujaa ul Mulk
  • Moulana Mohammed Qasim
  • Mohammed Farooq Khan
  • Nawabzada Abdul Qadir Khan
  • Jalal Khan Khatak
  • Khanzada Khan
  • Moulana Taj ul Amin