|— District —|
|Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province.|
|• District Nazim||Mr. Abdul Rauf|
|• District Naib Nazim||Ghulam Mustafa|
|• Total||1,865 km2 (720 sq mi)|
|• Density||271/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Number of Tehsils||6|
Pashto is main language spoken in Buner specific yousaf zai dialect. Urdu being National language and English being the official language of Pakistan, are also spoken and understood.
The Buner Valley lies on the Peshawar valley border of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is a small mountain valley, dotted with villages and divided into seven sub-divisions. The Mora Hills and the Ilam range divide it from the Swat Valley, the Sinawar range from Yusafzai, the Guru mountains from the Chamla valley, and the Duma range from the Puran Valley. Until the year 2000 it was a part of Malakand Division - until this division was abolished.
In April 2009, the Taliban seized control of Buner, after a brief battle with local residents. Strict rules were reportedly being enforced, including the elimination of video stores, bans on cutting beards, and the prevention of women from appearing in many public places. On 29 April the government responded to the Taliban by sending the army to the region and dropping parachuters by helicopter. By the end of May 2009, almost all of Buner was cleared of the Taliban.
On November 2, 2012, a bomb attack killed local anti-Taliban politician Fateh Khan, an ex-leader of the secular Awami National Party and three of his guards as his car left a petrol station. Several people were also injured. According to Pakistan's Express Tribune, Mr Khan was a former ANP leader who had recently joined the Qaumi Watan Party. Mr Khan was also the head of a local tribal anti-Taliban force.
|KP-77 (Buner-I)||Sardar Hussain||Awami National Party|
|KP-78 (Buner-II)||Qaiser Wali Khan||Awami National Party|
|KP-79 (Buner-III)||Said Rahim||Awami National Party|
Buner contains a village named Pir Baba near the mountains Elum Ghar and Dua Saray Ghar. Kinger Gali is the last border of district Buner which shares borders with Mardan and Malakand Agency. On the border of Buner with Mardan is the village of Ambela. Karapa is the central village of district Buner. It is situated between Swari which is the biggest Bazar of District Buner and Daggar tehsil which is the headquarters of Buner. Sarmalangbaba is just 14 miles from Swari and Daggar and bordering with Mardan District.
- "Uncertainty rules Pakistan's Buner district", Radio Nertherlands Worldwide
- Zila Nazims & Naib Zila Nazims in the Province of NWFP
- Taliban Exert Influence in Pakistan: April 21, 2009
- Pakistani forces seize main town of Buner district from Taliban
- 90% Buner Cleared: May 27, 2009
- "NRB: Local Government Elections". nrb.gov.pk. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- Constituencies and MPAs - Website of the Provincial Assembly of the NWFP
- PF-78 (Buner-II)