Lower Dir District
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|Lower Dir District
|• Total||1,582 km2 (611 sq mi)|
|• Density||980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
Lower Dir (Pashto: لر دیر ，Urdu: دیر زیریں) is one of the 26 districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The district was formed in 1996, when the district of Dir was divided into Upper Dir and Lower Dir. Timergara city is the district headquarters and largest city.
In reality, the entire Dir region is a wonder of creation but to high authorities negligence and lack of communication roads, most of the areas are clouded in the mystery of infamy but still few areas which are recently developed includes;
Laram Top also known as "Laram Sar" is a scenic hill station in the Lower Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan at a distance of 30 km from Chakdara. It is located at elevation of 8500 ft above the sea level, surrounded by verdant mountains, towering trees and drenched in clouds. The Top receives heavy snow fall during winter season and attract a lot of tourists to its lap for a cool feeling in the sizzling heat of summer.
Jakar Baba Top is another picturesque hill station in the Lower Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is encircled by lush green and towering trees of Pine species.
The place is located at a distance of 16 km from the Asbanr village and can be approached from this village in a four-wheel drive vehicle.
|Member of National Assembly||Party Affiliation||Year|
|Shahib Zada Muhammad Yaqub||Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan||2013|
|Malak Azmat Khan||Pakistan Peoples Party||2008|
|Abdul Ghafoor Ghawas||Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal||2003|
|Qazi Hussain Ahmad||Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal||2002|
Qazi Hussain Ahmad won the general elections in 2002 but he left the seat as he had also won from his native constituency. Therefore, in January 2003 bye-elections were held.
The district is represented by four elected MPAs in the provincial assembly who represent the following constituencies, after shifting of three union council from the Upper Dir to Lower Dir the provincial constituency of upper Dir, PF-93 now consists of UCs Khall, Toor Mang and Akha Gram of Lower Dir :
- Siraj ul Haq, Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan
- Zahid Khan, current senator of Awami National Party
- Bakht Baidar, member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly
- Sufi Muhammad, Pakistani rebel
- Imran Khan (cricketer, born 1987), Pakistani cricketer
||Konar, Afghanistan||Upper Dir District|