Hyder Abad District
|Population: 5,000,000 < est.2010|
|National Assembly Seats: 3|
|Provincial Assembly Seats: 6|
|Talluqas/ Subdivisions: 4|
- Hyderabad City
- Hyderabad Rural
Current Party Position
Most Influential Politician: Altaf Hussain
Haider Abad District is used to be an administrative division of the Sindh namely the Hyderabad Division, until the reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government. Its capital is the city of Hyderabad. The Kirthar National Park is located in Hyderabad district. According to the 2010 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 5 million of which 60.07% were urban, making it second-most urbanised district of Sindh after Karachi.
Since the creation of four new districts – Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Matiari and Hala – out of the old district, Hyderabad, which used to have six National Assembly seats, the district has been left with just two of its own and two shared with Matiari for February’s election. The apparent purpose of the gerrymandering was to increase the MQM’s chance of grabbing the office of district nazim, a goal successfully achieved. However, this has left the new Hyderabad district shorn of its rural population, as a mainly urban centre without commensurate urban facilities.
Since the 1987 local government elections, the MQM has been in charge of this district. Since 1988, its nominees have regularly won the city’s two National Assembly seats, except in 2002, when the MMA, rallying the support of anti-MQM forces, surprised everyone by winning one seat defeating Aftab Ahmed Shaikh. But both the MMA and the MQM have failed to deliver on many counts.
Hyderabad has suffered many a shock, including the Sindhi-Mohajir clashes 25 years ago. But if the two communities can forget the past, Hyderabad could again become the vibrant city it once was.
National Assembly Constituencies:
NA-219 Hyder Abad – i Part Hyder Abad City, Part Latif Abad, Part SITE
NA-220 Hyder Abad – ii Part Hyder Abad Municipal Corporation, Hyder abad city Talluqa
NA-221 Hyder Abad – iii Part Hyder abad city Talluqa, Qasim Abad STC, Gujjo STC, Hyderabad Rural Talluqa
- Sahibzada Abul Khair Mohammed Zubair
- Irfan Quraishi
- Amir Ali Shah jamot
- Zahid Bharghari
- Pir Amjad Hussain Jilani
- Syed Tayyab Hussain