Layyah District

Area: 6,291 km2
Population:  1,520,951 < est.2005
National Assembly Seats: 2
Provincial Assembly Seats:  5
Tehsils/ Sub divisions: 3




Current Party Position

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Most Influential Politician: Bahadur Ahmed Khan Sehar

Bahadur Khan Sehar- MNA NA-181

During the British Raj, Layyah was Tehsil headquarters – and was a part of Dera Ismail Khan. In 1901, Layyah was transferred to the new District of Mianwali. Later on, it was made part of the Muzzaffargarh district. In 1982, Layyah Tehsil was upgraded to District headquarters comprising three tehsils: Layyah, Karor Lal Eisan and Chaubara. The municipality was created in 1875.

This district is home to the Thal desert. The area, once containing the country’s biggest pastures, has initiated irrigated agriculture after the construction of canals. The latest canal project in Layyah is the Greater Thal Canal that was launched in January 2007.

The district is one of the most underdeveloped regions of the Punjab, though historic remains suggest that it experienced its first brush with modernity when Sher Shah Suri built postal check posts here.

Ahmed Ali Aulakh – Provincial Minister for Agriculture & Livestock

The dominant political figures are the Jhakhars, Sehars, Thinds and Samras.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-181  Layyah – i              Karor Lal Eisan Tehsil, Choubara Tehsil  

NA-182  Layyah – ii             Layyah Tehsil


Notable Politicians:

  • Sardar Bahadur Khan Saheer
  • Sahibzada Faiz ul Hassan
  • Choudhry Altaf Hussain
  • Syed Mohammed Saqlain Bukhari
  • Malik Niaz Ahmed Jhakkar
  • Syed Faqeer Hussain Shah
  • Ahmed Ali Aulakh
  • Rai Safdar Abbas Bhatti
  • Sardar Qaisar Abbas Maggassi
  • Mehr Ejaz Ahmed Achlana
  • Iftikhar Ali Khetran
  • Niaz Muhammed Gujjar
  • Choudhry Athar Maqbool
  • Malik Allah Buksh Samtia
  • Sardar Shah bud Din Khan
  • Malik Noor nabi Jhakkar
  • Sardar Sajjad Hussain Khan Thagwani
  • Razia Begum
  • Mehr Fazal Hussain Sumra