Lal Pur District
Lal Pur is a district in the east of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, bordering Pakistan. Its population, which is 100% Pashtun, was estimated at 34,516 in 2002, of whom 13,800 were children under 12. The district centre is the village of Lal Pur.
Lal Pur is home to many Afghan statesmen of the past century. Marchakhel family is the famous family of lalpur they are continuously the khan of lalpura, currently they are also consider the khans of lalpura, marchakhel was separated into four groups khan kor, penda khan kor, hakim khan kor and jani kor, prime members of the khan kor control the khani of whole mommand from Peshawar to laghman and some of the penda khan kor family participant was parliament members and governor of loi paktia it was also asserted Noor Mohammad khan from penda khan was the member of presidential office with amanullah khan and Momand Khan who proclaimed the throne of Afghanistan as King was from Lalpur belong to marchakhel family.
Many Famous Afghan politicians, Generals claim Lal Pur as their ancestral home.
- UNHCR District Profile, dated 2002-07-02, accessed 2006-07-20 (PDF).
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