Multan District

Area:  3,721 km2
Population:  4,500,000 Est.2010-11
National Assembly Seats:  6
Provincial Assembly Seats:  13
Tehsils/ Towns: 4

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PTI

1

PML-N

2

PPPP

3

PML-Q

4

Most Influential Politician: Yousuf Raza Gilani

Shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam – Multan

Multan is known as the city of saints because of the numerous Sufi shrines here, including those of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria, Shah

Rukn-e-Alam, Shah Shams Tabrezi and Moosa Pak Shaheed. The city is one of the oldest human settlements in southern Asia. The district is at the centre of a much-talked about Seraiki belt, which time and again echoes with demands for the status of a province, separate from the Punjab. Multan, as the suggested capital of the proposed province, has been projected as an alternative seat of power to Lahore.
The dominant families of Multan are the Gilanis, Qureshis, Noons, Dogars and Ansaris.

In coming elections, all eyes will be at results of Multan. There will be a tough three party contest, the PPP which have strong and historic roots in rural Multan but injured by defection of ex-foreign minister Mr. Shah

Mehmood Qureshi, the PML-N which never lost urban constituency of Multan but injured by defection of senior voice president Makhdoom javed Hashmi. Both joined Imran Khan’s PTI.

 National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-148 Multan-i            Qadir Pur Ran, Makhdoom Rasheed, Gulzar Pur, billi wala

NA-149 Multan-ii            Multan Municipal Corporation

NA-150 Multan-iii            Multan Municipal Corporation

Shah Mehmood Quraishi- Vice Chairman PTI

NA-151 Multan-iv          Multan Cantt., Nawabpur, Bosan

NA-152 Multan-v             Shuja Abad Municipal Committee, Shuja Abad Tehsil

NA-153 Multan-vi            Jalal Pur Pirwala Tehsil

Notable Politicians:

  • Makhdoom Javed Hashmi
  • Shah Mehmood Quraishi
  • Salahuddin Dogar
  • Sheikh Tahir Rasheed
  • Rana Mehmood ul Hassan
  • Sikandar Hayat Bosan
  • Asad Murataza Gilani
  • Syed Javed Ali Shah
  • Dewad Jaffer Hussein Bukhari
  • Qasim Noon
  • Yousuf Raza Gilani