Lower Dir District

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Lower Dir District
ضلع دیرِ زیریں
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Top: Katora Lake
Bottom: Rock formation near Abid
Location of Lower Dir District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
Location of Lower Dir District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
DivisionMalakand
HeadquartersTimergara
Government
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerN/A
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
Area
 • Total1,583 km2 (611 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,436,082
 • Density910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
40,314
 • Rural
1,395,768
Time zonePST
Number of Tehsils5
Websitehttp://dirlower.com/

Lower Dir District (Pashto: لر / کوز دير ولسوالۍ, Urdu: ضلع دیر زیریں) is a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 1,436,082, of which 709,829 were males and 726,203 females. Rural population was 1,395,768 (97.19%) while the urban population was 40,314 (2.81%). The literacy rate was 61.83% - the male literacy rate was 74.45% while the female literacy rate was 49.45%. 471 people in the district were from religious minorities. Pashto was the predominant language, spoken by 99.30% of the population.[1]

Education[edit]

Administration[edit]

National Assembly[edit]

NA-6 (Lower Dir-I) and NA-7 (Lower Dir-II) are constituencies of the National Assembly of Pakistan from Lower Dir district. These areas were formerly part of NA-34 (Lower Dir) constituency from 1977 to 2018. The delimitation in 2018 split Lower Dir into two separate constituencies, NA-6 (Lower Dir-I) and NA-7 (Lower Dir-II).

NA-34 constituency (2002-2018)[edit]

Member of National Assembly Party Affiliation Year
Qazi Hussain Ahmad Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal 2002
Maulana Ahmad Ghafoor Ghawas Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal 2003
Malak Azmat Khan Pakistan Peoples Party 2008
Shahib Zada Muhammad Yaqub Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan 2013

Since 2018: NA-6 (Lower Dir-I) and NA-7 (Lower Dir-II)[edit]

Member of National Assembly Party Affiliation Constituency Year
Mehboob Shah PTI NA-6 (Lower Dir-I) 2018
Muhammad Bashir Khan PTI NA-7 (Lower Dir-II) 2018

Provincial Assembly[edit]

Member of Provincial Assembly Party Affiliation Constituency Year
Muhammad Azam Khan Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-13 (Lower Dir-I) 2018
Humayun Khan Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-14 (Lower Dir-II) 2018
Shafi ullah Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-15 (Lower Dir-III) 2018
Bahdur Khan Awami National Party PK-16 (Lower Dir-IV) 2018
Liaqat Ali Khan Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-17 (Lower Dir-V) 2018

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^ "Tribe seeks ban on sale, purchase of shared land". www.thenews.com.pk.
  3. ^ High Court, Peshawar. (PDF) https://www.peshawarhighcourt.gov.pk/PHCCMS//judgments/R.F.A.--No.--53-M-of-2016--Govt-of-KPK-Vs--Nawabzada-M.-Shahabuddin.pdf. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

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