Lora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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لورا
Union council
Lora is located in Abbottabad District
Lora is located in Abbottabad District
Coordinates: 33°53′0″N 73°17′0″E / 33.88333°N 73.28333°E / 33.88333; 73.28333Coordinates: 33°53′0″N 73°17′0″E / 33.88333°N 73.28333°E / 33.88333; 73.28333
CountryPakistan
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictAbbottabad
TehsilHavelian
Government
 • Nazimkhan Bilal Hameed Khan[1]

Muhammad Hasnain Abbasi

Member Gov human rights

Lora is one of the 51 union councils of Abbottabad District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan.[2] Lora Union Council takes its name from the main village of area. The local language is Hindko but Urdu is also universally understood.

Location[edit]

Lora is located at an altitude of 1138 metres (3736 feet).[3] It is situated in the southern part of Abbottabad District in Havelian Tehsil. It is bounded by the following union councils, Nara to the north, Nagri Totial to the north and east, Goreeni to the south, and Phallah to the west.

UC Lora is bisected by Nadi Haro (on which the Khanpur Dam is built). Locals grow seasonal crops such as Maize (makai) and Wheat (gandum).

Subdivisions[edit]

The Union Council of Lora is subdivided into the following areas: Ghari, Ghora, Dheri Kiala, Lora, Narhota, Noorpur, Seri and Thath Karam Shah.[1] Lora is connected with Abbottabad via the Ghora Gali- Shah Maqsood road, the travelling time from Abbottabad is about 3 hours by bus and two hours by car. Murree is about 22 km from Lora and can be reached in 40 minutes . Islamabad is about 60 km and 90 minutes drive.

History[edit]

Lora has always been an important place and also a business hub of Circle Lora which consists of six union councils (Lora, Goreeni, Phallah, Nagri Tutial, Seer Sharqi and Seer Gharbi). It lies at the peripheral boundary of Abbottabad and most of the people work in Islamabad due to easy access by road through the Ghora Gali- Rawalpindi road. It big tribe Lodhi, Abbasi, Gujjers, Mughls, Junjua, Malik/Awan, Qureshi and other- first two cast is handsome, honourable etc. It also has importance due to the politicians of this area playing an important role in the politics of District, Provincial and at National level.Murtaza Javed Abbasi son of Haji Javed Iqbal Abbasi selected Member National assembly Twice and Elected has Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan on May, 2013.Ch Muhammad Yaseen Voice President of Khayber Bank. In UC Lora, Mr Shahid Abbas Abbasi Naib Nazim (VC Dheri Kiala) UC Lora, Mr. Raja Muhammad Mehrban Abbasi (Retired inspector Punjab Police), Muhammad Farooq Abbasi (Ex-Chairman UC Lora).lora has also link as ghambeer.