Dadu District

Area:                km2
Population:  1,688,811. Est. 1998
National Assembly Seats:  2
Provincial Assembly Seats:
Tehsils/ Towns: 4
  • Mehar Taluka
  • Khairpur Nathan Shah Taluka
  • Dadu Taluka
  • Johi Taluka

Current Party Position

Party Ranking:



Awami Ittehad party






Most Influential Politician: Liaqat Ali Jatoi

Liaqat Jatoi



Dadu (ضلع دادو) district was created in 1933 by the British Indian administration by merging Kotri and Kohistan tehsils from Karachi district and Mehar, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Dadu, Johi and Sehwan tehsils from Larkana district.

The majority of the population is Muslim. It includes: Lakhiar, Jatoi, Soomro, Syed, Palh, Khushk, Kalhoro, Dawachh, Channah, Panhwar, Solangi, Qazi, Jamali, Shah, Mirani, Babar, Mallah, Vighio, Mirbahar, Chandio, Brohi, Shahani, Gabol, Lund, Khero, Magsi, Bozdar, Leghari, Unar Bahota, Charan, Babar, Memon, Abbasi, Bhatti, Joyo ,Janwari, Qureshi , Rajpot and others.

Dadu is a politically lively district which has produced men such as Pir Illahi Bux, G.M. Syed and Abdul Hameed Khan Jatoi.

Pir Mazhar ul Haq

Dadu has long been a bastion of the PPP but it also ceded ground to former chief minister, Liaquat Ali Jatoi, who grabbed the province’s top slot during Nawaz Sharif’s second term in office and later joined forces with the Chaudhrys of Gujrat to become a federal minister. lately Liaqat Jatoi left PML and formed his own party with name of “Awami Ittehad Party”.


After 2008 elections Pir Mazhar ul Haq emerged as dominant politician not only in politics of Dadu but also in politics of Sindh due to his personal relationship with Asif Zardari. He is MPA from Old Dadu and senior Minister in government of Qaim Ali Shah in Sindh.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-232 Dadu-i            Dadu Tehsil, Johi Tehsil

NA-233  Dadu-ii           Khair Pur Nathan Shah Tehsil, Mehr Tehsil

Notable Politicians:

  • Rafique Ahmed Maheiser
  • Liaqat Ali Jatoi
  • Syed Abdullah Shah
  • Rafique Ahmed Jamali
  • Ahmed Khan Lund
  • Pir Mazhar ul Haq