Hangu District, Pakistan

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Hangu District
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District
Location of Hangu District (highlighted in red) within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa map
Location of Hangu District (highlighted in red) within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa map
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Headquarters Hangu
Area
 • Total 1,097 km2 (424 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 314,529
 • Density 287/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Hangu is a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The district takes its name from the town of Hangu, which is its administrative centre. The name Hangu may also sometimes be applied to the Miranzai Valley which is partly within the district, bordering the Samana Range.

Language[edit]

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Pashto is the main language spoken in darsamand jhandi, Bannu specific Khattak dialect but a small number of people speak Punjabi (in its Majhi, Saraiki and Hindko dialects). Urdu, being the National language, is also spoken and understood.

Administration[edit]

Hangu District was created from part of the District of Kohat on 30 June 1996. Its area starts from a village named Khawaja Khizer (Jawzara), which is the boundary between Kohat and Hangu Districts.

Hangu district is divided into two tehsils, Hangu and Thall –

Constituencies[edit]

The district comprises two constituencies for the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:[1] The Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) has an overwhelming majority here. NA9 and now NA16 have been the stronghold of the party. Maulvi Naimatullah, Syed Ifthikhar Hussain Gilani and Javed Ibrahim Piracha have won consecutively since 1985. In the 2002 elections, PML-N did not run a candidate, but in 2008, Dr. Farooq Bangash, the PML-N NA16 Candidate, was forced to surrender by the party leadership to ANP Syed Haider Ali Shah, who won marginally from Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). In the provincial assembly, PML-N has never showed any significant role.

Education[edit]

Government High School Ibrahim Zai is located in the district.[2] Aitzaz Hasan was a student of this school who was killed in January 2014 while trying to prevent a suicide bomber from entering his school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hangu". Provincial Assembly of NWFP. Retrieved 2009-01-11. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Bravery award for teen bomb hero" (Archive). IOL News. 11 January 2014. Retrieved on 11 January 2014.

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