Sawabi District

Area: 1543 km2
Population:  1,026,804< est.1998
National Assembly Seats: 2
Provincial Assembly Seats:  6
Talluqas/ Subdivisions: 5

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PTI

1

ANP

2

JUI-F

3

PML-N

4

Most Influential Politician:

Swabi District is the fourth most populous district of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It lies between the Indus and Kabul Rivers. The residents are referred to as Swabva’l. The Mandanr Yusufzai subsection of the Yusufzai clan, and the Jadoon tribe, both of which are Pashtuns, form a majority of the population.

Swabi was separated from Mardan and made a district in July 1988. This area has a rich history dating back to the ancient kingdom of Gandhara and such archaeological sites can be found at numerous places. This district also has an important connection with education as Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan, the founder of Islamia College, Peshawar, was from Swabi. The district is home to the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute for Science and Technology at Topi, former Communist leader Abdul Khaliq Khan and senior bureaucrat Roedad Khan. Swabi is also famous for its white marble. The world’s largest earth-filled dam, Tarbela Dam, is also located in this district.

Two Afghan refugees camps, Bharakay Camp and Fazal Camp, were established more than 20 years agowhen the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and five million Afghans fled to Pakistan. Bharakay is the largest camp in the country; most of the refugees spoke the same language and had little trouble settling down.

 

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA- 12  Sawabi – i                         Sawabi Municipal Committee, Nawan Kili Town Committee, Sawabi Q.H, Razar Q.H

NA- 13  Sawabi – ii                         Lahore Q.H, Tor Sher Town Committee, Topi Q.H, Topi Municipal Committee, Zaida Town Committee, Gadoon Q.H

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Asfand Yar Wali Khan
  • Usman Khan Tarakai
  • Liaqat Ahmed Khan
  • Fazal Wadood
  • Shehryar Khan