Khanewal is famous district of Punjab Province of Pakistan. Khanewal was made a separate district in 1985 and comprises the tehsils of Khanewal, Kabirwala and Mian Channu, the last of them being the hometown of the late Ghulam Haider Wyne, a one-time provincial chief minister.
He was killed in an ambush in the district. The other national-level politician from this district is Syed Fakhar Imam, who first appeared on the political scene when he defeated Khwaja Safdar, General Ziaul Haq’s choice, to become the National Assembly speaker in 1985.
Khanewal’s politics has been dominated by the Syeds of Qatalpur, with Fakhar Imam their most well-known representative, as well as the Hirajs – two of them were ministers in the outgoing federal cabinet – Dahas and the Bodlas.