Khushab District

Area:          km2
Population:  905,711 < est.1998
National Assembly Seats: 2
Provincial Assembly Seats:  4
Tehsils/ Towns: 3

Khushab

Noor Pur Thal

Qaid Abad

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PML-N

1

PML-Q        

2

PPP

3

PTI

4

Nawab Amir Mohammed Khan – Grandfather of Sumera Malik MNA

Most Influential Politician: Malik Allah Yar Khan

This mainly rural district named after Historical city of Khushab is geographically diverse and includes parts of the Thal desert as well as the picturesque Soon Valley. The town of Jauharabad was proposed to be the site of the country’s new capital in the 1960s but the rulers eventually decided on Islamabad. The area is an important recruiting ground for the army and is also home to the Heavy Water and Natural Uranium Research Reactor, a component of Pakistan’s nuclear programme. The dominant political clans of this district are the Tiwana, Awan, Ganjial, Pidhrar and Baloch.

Total population per 1998 census was 905,711 with 24.76% living in urban areas.[1] The district consists of three tehsils, Khushab, Noorpur Thal and Quaidabad.

hushab is situated between the cities of Sargodha and Mianwali, near the river Jhelum. The district headquarters is located at Jauharabad (founded 1953, pop. 39,477).

Khushab, consists of agricultural lowland plains, lakes, and hills. Parts of the Thal desert touch the district which has a breadth of over 70 miles (110 km) and is situated between the Indus river and the Jhelum river. The district is rich in natural resources (salt and coal). There are three lakes (Ochali, Khabbaki and Sodhi Jay Wali) in the district. Garden Kanhatti Garden near Khabbaki village is located in the Soon valley

Soon Valley Khushab District

area which is the largest forest in Khushab district.

Khushab usually do not possess party vote banks and there is a history of independent candidates who usually come from this district and after winning joins ruling party.

 

 

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-69 Khushab – i      Nowshera T.C., Quid Abad T.C., Mitha Tiwana M.C, Part Khushab Tehsil.              

NA-70 Khushab – ii      Khushab Muncipality, Joharabad T.C., Hadali T.C., Parts of Nur Pur and Khushab Tehsil

 

 

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Malik Allah Yar Khan
  • Sumaira Malik
  • Umar Aslam Khan
  • Tanvir Sultan Tiwana
  • Saifullah Tiwana
  • Malik Shakir Bashir Awan
  • Malik Mohammed Shabbir Awan
  • Malik Ehsanullah Tiwana
  • Sardar Shuja Mohamed Khan
  • Karam Elahi Bandial
  • Malik Mohamed Javed Iqbal Awan
  • Malik Waris Kalo
  • Mohammed Asif Malik