Dera Ghazi Khan Division is an administrative division of the Punjab Province, Pakistan. The reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government but division system was restored again in 2008.
It contains the following districts:
[ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan ]
Note: Although divisions as an administrative structure has been abolished, the election commission of Pakistan still groups districts under the division names
During British Raj
, All the districts that later formed Dera Ghazi Khan Division, collectively formed a district of Multan Division
[ Dera Ghāzi Khān District Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 11, p. 248.]
After independence, Dera Ghazi Khan was made into a division in its own right. It was abolished in 2000 but restored in 2008.
According to 2017 census, DG Khan division had a population of 11,021,214, which includes 5,627,413 males and 5,392,956 females.
DG Khan division constitutes 2,298 Hindus, 10,994,261 Muslims, 17,738 Christians, 5,778 Ahmadi followed by 678 scheduled castes and 461 others.
Dera Ghazi Khan
Louis Dane - In 1876 he was posted to the Punjab as assistant commissioner in Dera Ghazi Khan
Mustafa Zaidi - served as assistant commissioner of Dera Ghazi Khan
Andrew Jukes (missionary) - He was sent to Baloch mission at Dera Ghazi Khan, where he stayed until 1906
Robert Groves Sandeman - in 1866 he was appointed district officer of Dera Ghazi Khan