Matiari District

Area:  1,417 km2
Population:  615,320 < est.2010
National Assembly Seats: 1
Provincial Assembly Seats:  2
Talluqas/ Subdivisions: 3
  • Hala
  • Matiari
  • Saeedabad

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PPP

1

PML-N   

2

PML-F

3

MQM

4

Most Influential Politician: Makhdoom Amin Fahim

Makhdoom Talib ul Mola (Late) of Hala, Father of Makhdoom Amin Fahim

Matiari District is one of the newest districts of Sindh Province, established in 2005 carved out of Hyderabad district with efforts of Jamote family. Jamotes are an influential clan of Matiari district.

Matiari is a little known district, but it is important as it is the birthplace of famous Sindhi Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and the Makhdoom family of Hala. Makhdoom Talib ul Mola, the father of Makhdoom Amin Fahim won elections from here in 1970 and after him Makhdoom Amin Fahim never lost his seat form here for Pakistan People’s Party.

The district is mainly inhabited by traders and businessmen, civil servants and growers. The sole sugar mill running in Matiari is owned by the Jamotes, a prominent feudal clan.

Several local party leaders were unhappy with the decision to carve a new district out of Hyderabad before the 2005 local body elections, a move instigated by Arbab Ghulam Rahim, the former chief minister. Rahim’s move was aimed at marginalizing the Makhdooms and undercutting the power base of PPP and to promote Jamotes in area.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-218  Matiari – i      Hala Talluqa, Matiari Talluqa, Saeed Abad Talluqa

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Makhdoom Amin Fahim
  • Makhdoom Shah Nawaz Quraishi
  • Makhdoom Jameel uz Zaman
  • Syed Shah Mehmood Shah
  • Syed Taimoor Ali Shah
  • Pir Noor Shah
  • Pir Syed Amir Ali Shah