Politics In Mianwali
Dr Sher Afgan Khan Niazi
Dr. Sher Afgan Khan Niazi was born on January 1, 1946 in Mianwali District. He has been elected MNA for his fourth term as a PPPP candidate. He later joined PPPP-Patriots. A medical practitioner by profession, he completed an M.B.B.S degree in 1968 from Nishtar Medical College, Multan.
He was member Zila Council, Mianwali from1979 to1986, and MNA from 1985 to 1987, 1988 to 1990 and 1993 to 1996. Dr. Niazi was also Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs; Human Rights; Social Welfare and Special Education from 1993 to 1996.
He has tow son Amjad Ali Khan & other one died in accident (Beraum Khan Niazi) and two daughters, & He has Five brother (1)Muzzafer khan (Late) (2) Khan Muhammad khan niazi (3)Abdul Hameed Khan Niazi (4)Khalid Khan Niazi & (5)Qurban Ali Khan Niazi.
His travel experiences include visits to U.S.A, India, Sweden and China.Dr. Sher Afgan Khan Niazi was the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of Pakistan. He was elected to NationaLAssembly as a member of Muslim League (Q). Sher Afgan Niazi Support President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on all stages. Now a days he is wiating for next election.
Address House No.E-300,Wandhighund Wali Tehsil & District Mianwali
Inamullah Khan Niazi
Candidate's Party Affiliation. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Group
House No.B/1,Mohallah Sherman Khel, Mianwali City
Imran Khan Niazi
Imran Khan Niazi (born 25 November 1952) is a retired Pakistani cricketer who played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and has been a politician since the mid-1990s. Currently, besides his political activism, Khan is also a charity worker and cricket commentator.
Khan played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as its captain intermittently throughout 1982-1992. After retiring from cricket at the end of the 1987 World Cup, he was called back to join the team in 1988. At 39, Khan led his teammates to Pakistan's first and only World Cup victory in 1992. He has a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, making him one of eight world cricketers to have achieved an 'All-rounder's Triple' in Test matches.
In April 1996, Khan founded and became the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), a small and marginal political party, of which he is the only member ever elected to Parliament. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007. Khan, through worldwide fundraising, helped establish the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in 1996 and Mianwali's Namal College in 2008
Gul Hameed Khan Rokhari
Gul Hameed Khan Rokhri is a Pakistani politician. Throughout his political career, he has been a member of the Provincial Assembly, been elected as an MNA, and then later became the Punjab Revenue, Relief & Consolidations Minister. Currently, he is the District President of the Pakistan Muslim League.
Gul Hameed Rokhri comes from a well-known Pukhtun family, with a Niazi background . Although he now lives in the city of Lahore, he often visits his hometown Mianwali.
His family has a strong political background. He is the son of Ghulam Haider Khan Niazi of Rokhri and is the nephew of Amir Abdullah Khan Rokhri. His son Humair Hayat Khan Rokhri was a former District Nazim of Mianwali, and is currently a member of the National Assembly. His brother Asghar Khan Rokhri is at present the Town Nazim of the city of Rokhri, Mianwali and his cousin Aamir Hayat Khan Niazi is an MPA. His son-in-law, Chaudhry Shafaat Hussain, of Gujrat.
He has previously served as the Vice Chairman of the District Council of Mianwali from 1965-69, and was the Chairman from 1983-87. He has been elected to the Provincial Assembly three times and was elected as an MNA in the elections of 1990. He also functioned as Advisor to Chief Minister during 1986-88 and as Minister for Food, Punjab during 1989-90.
In the 2002 general elections, Gul Hameed Khan Rokhri won two seats - PP44, PP45. He vacated PP44 and retained PP45. He was later made the Punjab Revenue, Relief & Consolidations Minister.
Humair Hayat Khan Rokhari
Humair Hayat Khan Rokhri is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan In the 2008 general elections, Rokhri defeated Federal minister Dr Sher Afghan Khan Niazi Before advancing a step in national politics, Humair Rokhri was the Nazim of the District of Mianwali (the current Nazim is Ubaidullah Khan).
Humair Hayat Rokhri comes from a well-known and established Pukhtun family, with a strong political background. He is the son of Pakistani politician Gul Hameed Khan Rokhri, distant nephew of MPA Aamir Hayat Khan Niazi , and also the brother-in-law of Chaudhry Shafaat Hussain (Gujrat).
Maulana Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi (Late)
A renowned scholar, a religious leader, a preacher of Islam, a freedom fighter and a Lieutenant of the Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Maulana Abdus Sattar Khan Niazi was born at Isakhel in district Mianwali on 1 October, 1915. After his early education from the Govern- ment High School Isakhel, he opted for religious educatio n and got the Certificate of Mahar-e-Tabligh from the Ishaat-e - Islam College Lahore founded by Allama Iqbal. He got honours degree in Persian from the same College whereafter he joined Islamia College Lahore and got his Master's degree in 1940. He was appointed Dean of Islamic Studies in Islamia College in 1942 which he continued till 1947 whereafter he entered into the realm of active politics.
The early student life of Maulana Abdus Sattar Khan Niazi is marked with an active struggle for the creation of Pakistan as a student leader. He was elected the President of the Punjab Muslim, Students Federation in 1938 which he continued till 1940 whereafter he was elected Chairman of the All-Pakistan Muslim League Rural Propaganda Committee in 1941-42 under the patronage and guidance of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He was a member of the Provincial and Central Council of the All-India Muslim League and was elected Secretary Information of the Muslim League in 1943-1944. He remained President of the Provincial Muslim League in 1947 in the Civil Disobedience Movement and was elected the Convener of the Khalafat- e-Pakistan Group of the Muslim League in 1947 which he continued till 1949. Maulana Abdus Sattar Khan Niazi was elected as Secretary General of the All- Pakistan Awami Muslim League in 1950 under the Presidentship of Mr. Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy. He worked as the Secretary General of the Central JUP from 1973 to 1989 and was elected as the President of the Central JUP in 1989. Maulana Abdus Satar Khan Niazi is unmarried and has devoted all his life and time for the cause of the nation, propagation of Islam and unshakable commit- ment for Pakistan. The prime objective of his life continues to remain the enforce- ment of Shariah in the country and has done concrete research work towards the achievement of this noble mission. He seeks inspiration from the Soofi saints and has adapted himself on the true path of Islam by following the tenents of Islam and teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Maulana Abdus Sattar Khan Niazi was elected as member of the Legislative Assembly Punjab in 1946 and again in 1951 which he continued till 1956. He was elected member of the National Assembly in 1988 and again in 1990. He held the portfolios of the Ministries of Local Government and Rural Development, Social Welfare, Special Education, Religious Affairs and Minorities Affairs as Federal Minister during the period from 1991-1993.
He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan in March, 1994 for a six year term. He is a member of the Senate Standing Committees on Cabinet, Establishment and Management Services, Petroleum and Natural Resources and Religious and Minorities Affairs. He is also a member of the Functional Committee of the Senate on Problems of Less Developed Areas.
My Mianwali In History
Mianwali is a District in the north-west of Punjab, Pakistan. It borders Lakki Marwat district in the west, Kohat and Kark districts in the North west and D.I Khan in the southwest. Attok lies in the north, Chakwal in the north east, Khushab in the east and Bhakkar in the south. In November 1901, the NWFP was carved out of Punjab and present day towns of Mianwali, Isa Khel, Kalabagh, and Kundian were separated from Bannu District (NWFP) and hence a new district was made with the headquarters in Mianwali city and placed in Punjab.
The majority of the population is of Hindko origin similar to the people of Attock.Niazi Tribe is The Most Famouse Tribe of this District. Niazi Tribe is Mostly Living in The Mianwali City, Shahbaz Khel, Mosa Khel, Mochh,Utra Kalaan, Sawans. The Tribes who known as Jats are living in the Kacha and Thal speak a Hindko Seraiki, lived in all parts of the district but mostly in Waan Bacharaan, Kundian, Ding Khola, Khanqah Sirrajia, Saeed Abad, Bakharra/Kacha Kalo, Kacha paar,khita-e-Atlas, Kacha Gujrat, Kacha Shahnawaz Wala, Phaati, Hurnoli, Alluwali, Duaba, Jaal, Piplan, Wichveen Bala, Moosa Khel, Shadia and many others villages which are parts of the district. There are small minority of Pashtuns and Punajbis. Mostly people speak a unique dialect of Seraiki which borrows many words from Hindko and Pashto. However the Khattak tribes living in the suburbs of Isakhel, Chapri, Bhangi Khel, Sultan Khel, Makarwal and Bani Afghan are bilingual, Pashto being their primary language but can fairly communicate in Seraiki as well. Awans living in the Salt range of Mianwali speak a dialect of Potohari which is called "Uttraadi"(pertaining to the highlanders).
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan the district had a population of 1,056,620 of which 20.39%2 of which 85,000 inhabit the district capital.
Mianwali used to be the part of Bannu district but on November the 9th,1901 a new district was made with headquarters at Mianwali city.Deputy commissioner used to be the head of the district.The first deputy commissioner was Captain A.J.OBrainThe first district judge was Sardar Balwant Singh.It is worth mentioning that Capt.O'Brian served Mianwali not once but thrice.He was again given the charge of D.C.Mianwali in 1906 and then in 1914. This time he was promoted to the rank of Major.
The system continued even after the creation of Pakistan as a sovereign nation.It was not until year 2000 when the new local government system was introduced by the President of Pakistan Perves Musharaf.Three basic changes were made
Divisions which used to be third tier of the government were abolished and more autonomy was given to the districts under the motive of devolution of power.
With this new status of the districts Nazims were to become the administrators of the district with more authoritative powers.
The post of D.C. was abolished with the aim to put an end to the bureaucratic rule however the bureaucracy was offered an olive branch by creating a new post of District Co-ordinating Officer.However the Nazim remains the main elected representative and administrator while the D.C.Os serve as representatives of the government.
The district is administratively divided into three Tehsils and 56 Union Counsils
Name of Tehsil No of Unions
Isa khel tehsil
Isakhel Tehsil is an administrative subdivision Tehsil of Mianwali District in the Punjab province of Pakistan The city of Isakhel is the headquarters of the tehsil which is administratively subdivided into 14 Union Council It is located between 32° 30′ and 33° 14′ N. and 71° 7′ and 71° 44′ E., with an area of 678 square miles (1,760 km2) and contains the towns of Isakhel, Kammar Mushani and Kalabagh 14
Union Council 28
Mianwali Tehsil is an administrative subdivision (tehsill) of Mianwali District in the Punjab province of Pakistan The tehsil is subdivided into 28 Union Councils - four of which form the capital Mianwali
According to the 1901 census, compiled during Brithish rule the population of the tehsil was 111,883 and contained 69 villages.
^Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mianwali - Government of Pakistan
^Miānwāli Tahsīl - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 326.
Union Council 14
Piplan Tehsil is an administrative subdivision Tehsil of Mianwali in the Punjab province of Pakistan The tehsil is subdivided into 14 Union Councils - one of which forms the capital Piplan
Mianwali district covers an area of 5,840 square kilometres. The area in north is a continuation of the Pothar plateou and the Kohistan Namak. The district consists of various towns, including Kalabagh Isa khel,Ding Khola (Khanqah Sirrajia), Kundian Pai Khel Piplan Kamar mushani Mouch Rokhri Harnoli Musa Khel Gul Miri Wan Bhachran Daud Khel and the district capital - Mianwali city.
Kalabagh is famous for the Kalabagh Dam and the Nawab Of Kalabaghand for the red hills of the salt range and scenic view of mighty Indus River.
Kundian is the second largest town at a distance of 15 km from the city of Mianwali.There is a Chashma Nuclear power plant(Chashnupp)Ding Khola (PAEC),Kundian(Chashma)Barrage,K.J(Kundian Jehlum)Chashma Jehlum)Link Canal
Thal is a large area which is mostly desert and semi-arid. It is located between Jhelum and Indus river (The Sindh-Saagar Doab). The boundaries of the old district established in 1901 included almost 70 % of this great area, but after the separation of Layyah and then Bhakkar Tehsils, only about
20% remains in this district. First deputy commissioner Mr. A J O'Brian wrote in his memoirs
" In 1901 the District of Mianwali was formed out of the two Punjab halves of two older districts, and I had the good fortune to be put in charge. It was a lonely District with, as my Assistant Mr. Bolster called it, 'three white men in a wilderness of sand.'"
Nammal (Namal) Lake is a place of interest for the hikers and holiday-makers in Chakrala.
Amongst fine views should be included that of the Indus and the eastern valley from a little conical hill at Mari, where the "Kalabagh diamonds" (quartz crystals) are found and which is crowned by an old Hindu ruin. Amongst picturesque spots may be mentioned Nammal, just beyond the Dhak Pass in Mianwali, also Kalabagh and Mari on the Indus, and Kotki in the throat of Chichali Pass. The average rainfall in the district is about 250 mm.
is another important town located in the west of Mianwali. It is a historical town named after Isa Khan a famous Niazi chief.
Kamar Mushani is famous for its trade and minerals.
The city is an economic and commercial hub in the district. There are several educational institutions up to post-graduate level, affiliated with the
University of Punjab Whole of the district has extreme weather, summer last from May to September, June is the hottest month average temperature
of month rise up to 42°C and maximum could go to 50°C whereas in winter, December and January temperature is as low as 3 to 4°C average per month
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °C 19 21 26 33 38 42 39 37 37 33 28 21 31
Avg low temperature °C 3 6 12 17 22 27 27 26 23 16 9 4 16
Rainfall in. (Cm) 1.6 2.1 4.1 2.4 1.9 1.8 7.6 11 4.5 0.7 0.1 0.9 38.5
Traditionally all major rulers of South Asia governed this area in their turn. Mughal emperor Baburmentions Essa Khail (Isakhel) whilst he was fighting against the Pakistan as part of his campaign to conquer the Punjab during the 1520s (ref. Baburnama). Then came the Sikhs, that era was famous for lawlessness, and barbarism, they ruled until the annexation of Punjab in 1849 by the British. During British Rule, the Indian empire was subdivided into province, divisions and districts, (after the independence of Pakistan Divisions remained the third tier of government until 2000). The British had made the towns of Mianwali and Isa Khel tehsil headquarters of Bannu District then part of D.I.Khan of Punjab Province
The district of Mianwali was created in November 1901, when the N.W.F.P was carved out of Punjab and the towns of Mianwali, Isa Khel Kalabagh and Kundian were separated from Bannu District which became part of the NWFP. A new district was made with the headquarters in Mianwali city and placed in Punjab, the district became a part ofMultan Division Mianwali originally contained four Tehsils namely Mianwali, Isa Khel,Bhakkar, and Layyah, in 1909 Layyah was transferred to Muzaffargarh District. The district became a part of Sargodha Division in 1961, in 1982 Bhakkar tehsil was removed from Mianwali an
d became a separate district of Sargodha Division