Malkot

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Malkot is a village of Abbottabad District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Until the local government reforms of 2000 it was a Union Councils of the district.[1]

History[edit]

Malkot is a remote village of Hazara in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The Abbasi tribe is the major tribe here. Malkot is on the border of Punjab, union council pluk

Development[edit]

Geographically, Malkot almost is in the center of union council and the nearest village to Punjab. People can reach Ayubia, Khera Gali Murree, Dunga Gali in 20 to 40 minutes. Malkot produced many politicians and also many other professionals like judges, doctors, engineers and businessmen.

Sardar Mehtab Khan was Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from March 1997 to October 1999 during the government of PML(N) and became governor of KPK from 2014

In comparison to neighbouring villages such as Riala, Palak, Kalaban, Khushikot, Arwar and Longal, Malkot is well-developed.

Mehtab Ahmed Khan became the 22nd chief minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on 21 February 1997.

Dividing Abbottabad district to sub Tahseels was one of the major demand community at large was dreaming for but was overturned.


Van services are available for Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Travelling to Islamabad by road from Malkot takes two hours.

The Lower Malkot area has a Ptcl exchange. Additionally, all Pakistani mobile phone companies service are available at Malkot.

Location[edit]

Malkot is located in the south-eastern part of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and forms part of the border with Punjab province (it borders the Murree Tehsil of Rawalpindi District). Neighbouring union councils are Nathia Gali to the west.

Tribes[edit]

The main tribe of this area is the Dhond Abbasi.

Climate[edit]

Malkot is a mountainous area, with lots of pine, plum, orange and apple trees. Like Abbottabad District as a whole it has ideal climate conditions. Compared to the rest of the country, the summers are mild and pleasant and snow falls in winter.

Education and health[edit]


In the religious sector, Malkot is most advanced in Islamic studies with a lot of Islamic madrassas in the lower and upper village and a mosque, one of them newly reconstructed in upper Malkot.

Livelihood[edit]

Many people from this area have settled in Islamabad. Others work in the cities whilst their families still live in the villages of Malkot. There are a range of different occupations - like hotel management and running general stores, while others go abroad to earn their livelihood. Khushikot people are educated, there is a famous school in Abbottabad, the school name is Al-Ghazali Public school .

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°57′0″N 73°21′7″E / 33.95000°N 73.35194°E / 33.95000; 73.35194