|Town and union council|
|• Total||(Local population is around 100,000.00 people)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
Thall(ٹل) is a City of Hangu District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Thall is located at 33°21'52N 70°32'52E with an altitude of 742 metres (2437 feet). It is administratively subdivided into two Union Councils. It is separated from the North Waziristan Agency by the Kurram River. The Peshawar-Thall and Thall-Parachinar road passes from here which is an important route of this area. It is 4hrs drive from Peshawar and about 3hrs from Kohat. A major Bazaar or market of this region is located here which is a hub for traders from Kurram agency, Afghanistan and adjoining areas. The Historic Thall fort built by the British in 1909 is located here which serves as the HQ for Thall Scouts, a paramilitary unit of FC.
The most important and well known Mahala in Thall is Darul Uloom, in which the main offices, schools and religious schools (Madrasa) are present. Like NADRA office, Town Municipal committee Government High school, Madrasa Darul Uloom Arabia, Shaheen Model High School Zeb Model High school, Pakistan Education Academy, Tameer- e - millat High school, etc
The weather is extreme cold in winters and mild and pleasant in summers, days are bit hotter, with cool breeze in the evenings.
Geographically it is mountainous and hilly. It is located at base of large mountain locally known as Khade-Makh or 'beautiful face' in English. The Kurram river passes near the town, where a small number of fish are also present which are locally fished and consumed.
Thall was the terminus railway station of Thall-Kohat Narrow gauge (762 mm or 2 ft 6 in) railway line. This railway line was closed in 1991.
- Brief History
The fort was garrisoned by detachments of native cavalry and infantry under a British officer. A new border military police post and civil resthouse were built here in 1905. On 25 May 1919, to British consternation, Nadir marched his force across the border and headed northeast towards Thal. Local military posts in his path were evacuated in panic or mutinied, allowing him to continue virtually unhindered to his objective. Soon he was joined by a force of 12,000 Pathan laskars goaded into rebellion by the seeming impotency of their former British masters. Within days 20,000 Wazir and Mahsuds, many of them former allies of the British on the Western Front, swelled the ranks of the rebels.
In the meantime the British position at Thal was becoming critical. The defender's guns were soon silenced by the far superior Krupps and the garrison was cut off from its water supply. A relief column had set off but had become bogged down somewhere to the east. Ammunition supplies were running low and defeat seemed inevitable. Had the infamous General Dyer not reached the fort on June 1 at the head of a force of 3,000 British-Indian regulars supported by a dozen large caliber field guns, Thal would have fallen. The attendant massacre of the British defenders at the hands of the Pathans would have electrified the frontier causing those tribesmen still at peace to take up arms in what would have become the largest insurrection in the history of the Northwest Frontier. Instead, Dyer's artillery destroyed the now out-gunned Krupps while his infantry routed the Pathans.
Darul 'Uloom Arabia,Thall
Famous Places in Thall
Below is a list of people who are known for their association with Thall.