Lower Dir District

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Lower Dir District
ضلع دیر
District
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  •  Lower Dir district
  •  other districts of Pakhtunkhwa
  •  districts of other provinces of Pakistan
Country Pakistan
Province Pakhtunkhwa
Religion Islam
Headquarters Timergara
Area
 • Total 1,582 km2 (611 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,544,000
 • Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone PST
Website khyberpakhtunkhwa.gov.pk

Lower Dir (Pashto: لر دیر‎ ,Urdu: دیر زیریں‎) is one of the 26[1] 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.[citation needed]

Administration[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into Tehsils which contain a total of 37 Union Councils:.[2] In lower dir there are two tehsils:

Tehsil Union councils
Timergara  ?
Jandool  ?
Adanzai

National Assembly[edit]

This district is represented by one elected MNA (Member of National Assembly) in Pakistan National Assembly. Its constituency is NA-34.[3]

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.

Provincial Assembly[edit]

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 :[4]

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Coordinates: 34°51′N 71°51′E / 34.850°N 71.850°E / 34.850; 71.850