Mandi Baha u Din District

Area:  2,673 km2
Population:  1,160,552 Est.1998
National Assembly Seats:  2
Provincial Assembly Seats: 5
Tehsils/ Towns: 3

Malakwal

Mandi Baha u Din

Phalia

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PPP

1

PML-N

2

PML-Q

3

PTI

4

Most Influential Politician: Nazar Mohammed Gondal

The district consists of Mandi Bahauddin, Malakwalal and Phalia tehsils. It was given the status of a district in the 1990s after much protest from the local residents and stiff resistance from the Chaudhrys of Gujrat.

The area is the original abode of the Tarar clan, and the Gondals are another prominent political family of this district. The town of Chillianwala where the second Anglo-Sikh war was fought in 1849 is located in Mandi Bahauddin. Neither side won an outright victory but the British routed the Sikhs at the Battle of Gujrat a month later, which led to the former’s annexation of Punjab. The city of Mandi Bahauddin houses many gurdwaras and the district is also home to many sugar mill owners.

In 2008 elections this district proved to be hub of Pakistan Peoples Party in upper Punjab in leadership of Nazar Mohammed Gondal and won both national assembly seats of the district.

 

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-108   Mandi baha u Din-i         Part Mandi Baha ud Din Tehsil, Part Phalia Tehsil

NA-109   Mandi Baha u Din-ii        Malakwal Tehsil,  Part Phalia Tehsil.

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Nazar Mohammed Gondal
  • Ijaz Ahmed Chouhdry
  • Mohammed Tariq Tarrar
  • Zafarullah Tarrar
  • Nasir Iqbal Bosal
  • Imtiaz Ahmed Gondal