Rajan Pur District

Area: 12,319 km2
Population:  1,103,618  < est.1998
National Assembly Seats: 2
Provincial Assembly Seats:  4
Tehsils/ Sub divisions: 3

Jampur

Rajanpur

Rojhan

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PPP

1

PML-Q        

2

PML-N

3

PTI

4

Most Influential Politician: Sardar Balakh Sher Mazari

Rajanpur, which used to be part of Dera Ghazi Khan, is located at the confluence of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. It is one of the most underdeveloped districts of the Punjab.

Rajanpur District was carved out from Dera Ghazi Khan District in 1982. Rajanpur is situated on the right bank (west side) of River Indus. It is bounded on the north and west by Dera Ghazi Khan District, to the east by Muzaffargarh and Rahim Yar Khan districts, in the south lies Jacobabad District of Sindh Province. The Sulaiman Mountains rise to the west of the district.

Rajanpur District derives its name from the town of Rajanpur which was founded by Makhdoom Sheikh Rajan Shah about 1770.

Mazaris and Dreshaks are the most influential tribes of the district, followed by the Legharis. Dreshaks and Legharis formed an alliance in 2002, assuring their candidates comfortable victories. However, they have once more reverted to their time-honoured rivalry.

Political titan Balakh Sher Mazari, the only caretaker prime minister to hold the dubious honour of having his government dismissed as a result of a Supreme Court judgment in 1993, also belongs to the area. His brother Sherbaz Khan Mazari was a prominent politician in the National Awami Party (later the Awami National Party).

 

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-174  RajanPur– i         Jam pur Tehsil, Fazil Pur Town Committee, Fazil Pur Coloney, Chacha  

NA-175  RajanPur – ii        Rajanpur Tehsil (Ex. Fazil pur town and Fazilpur colony) Tamman Dreshak,  ShamKhuchash

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Sardar Jaffar Khan Laghari
  • Sardar Nasarullah Dreshak
  • Khawaja Kaleem ud Din Koreja
  • Mir Dost Mohammed Mazari
  • Sardar Sher Ali Khan Gorchani
  • Ghazali Rahim Khan
  • Zafarullah Khan Lund
  • Sardar Athar Hassan Khan Gorchani
  • Hasnaian Bahadur Dreshak
  • Hafeez ur Rehman Dreshak
  • Sardar Amanullah Khan Dreshak
  • Tariq Khan Dreshak
  • Sardar Atif Hussain Khan Mazari
  • Sardar Zahid Mehmood Khan Mazari