() is a district
in the northwest of Punjab province
. It borders eight districts: Attock District
in the north, Chakwal District
in the northeast, Khushab District
in the east, and Bhakkar District
in the south, while Lakki Marwat
lies to the west, Kohat
districts to the northwest and Dera Ismail Khan District
to the southwest.
In November 1901, the North-West Frontier Province
was carved out of Punjab and the present-day towns of Mianwali, Isa Khel, Kalabagh, and Kundian were separated from Bannu District (NWFP); hence a new district was made with the headquarters in Mianwali city and placed in Punjab province.
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 1,056,620, (i.e., 85,000 inhabitants) lived in the district capital Mianwali.The Niazi (Pathan) tribe is the most dominant tribe of this district, with an estimated 70% of the total population. The Niazi tribe exists in all parts of the district but most notably live in Mianwali City, Shahbaz Khel,Kamar mashani, Musa Khel, Sohrabwala, GuddiKhelan Wala, Mochh, Sawans and Isakhel. Another tribe known as the Jats live mostly in Ding Khola, Uttra kalan, New Ding Sharif, Saeed Abad, HashimNaggar/Lal Wala (Saifun Pull), KhanQah Sirrajia, Bakharra/Kacha Kalo, Kacha Paar, Khita-e-Atlas, Kacha Gujrat, Kacha Shahnawaz Wala, Phaati, Hurnoli, Alluwali,... Read More