Hangu District, Pakistan

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Hangu District
Miranzai Valley
Location of Hangu District (highlighted in red) within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa map
Location of Hangu District (highlighted in red) within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa map
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
 • Total1,097 km2 (424 sq mi)
 • Total518,798
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Hangu District (Pashto: هنګو ولسوالۍ‎, Urdu: ضِلع ہنگو‎) is a district in Kohat Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in 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.


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


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:


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, who technically could not contest elections being British Citizen, surrendered to ANP Syed Haider Ali Shah, who won marginally from Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). Basically it was Bangash' strategy to ensure Pir Haider win. 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
2018 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:


Various public and private schools and colleges exist in district of 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 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]


  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-10. Retrieved 2017-11-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Bravery award for teen bomb hero Archived 2014-01-11 at the Wayback Machine" (Archive). IOL News. 11 January 2014. Retrieved on 11 January 2014.

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