Hangu District, Pakistan

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Hangu District
District
Miranzai Valley
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Headquarters Hangu
Area
 • Total 1,097 km2 (424 sq mi)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 518,798
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Hangu (Pashto) 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.

Demography[edit]

The 1998 census counted a total population of 315,000.[2]:17 The major first language is Pashto, spoken natively by 98.8% of the population.[2]:22

History[edit]

Hangu District was created from part 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.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Hangu District is divided into two tehsils:

Constituencies[edit]

The district comprises two constituencies for the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:[3] The Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) has an overwhelming majority here. NA-9 and now NA-16 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 NA-16 Candidate, was forced to surrender by the party leadership to ANP Syed Haider Ali Shah, who won marginally from Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). Now the majority and whole control for PTI, In Local body election PTI also gain the main power, and there is still strong opposition of JUI.

National Assembly[edit]

This district is represented by one elected MNA (Member of National Assembly) in Pakistan National Assembly. Its constituency is NA-16.[4] Since 2002: NA-16 (Hangu)

Election Member Party
2002 Akhunzada Muhammad Sadiq MMA
2008 Syed Haider Ali Shah ANP
2013 Khial Zaman Aurak Zai PTI

Provincial Assembly[edit]

The district is represented by two elected MPAs in the provincial assembly who represent the following constituencies:

Education[edit]

Various public and private school and colleges exists in district hangu. Hangu population is near by 0.8 million people and they demand for university in 2013.Agriculture University campus was to be built in Hangu City but still the project is in pending while funds is transfer to Charsada University during ANP government. Recently the government degree college hangu start BS Hons 4-year program under Kohat University of Science and Technology.

Aitzaz Hasan Shaheed High School (formerly Government High School Ibrahim Zai) is located in the district.[5] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 
  2. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Hangu. Census publication. 95. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 
  3. ^ "Hangu". Provincial Assembly of NWFP. Retrieved 2009-01-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ http://ecp.gov.pk/GE.aspx
  5. ^ "Bravery award for teen bomb hero" (Archive). IOL News. 11 January 2014. Retrieved on 11 January 2014.

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