Mohmand District

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Mohmand District
  • مومندو ولسوالۍ
  • ضلع مہمند
Mohmand Agency Nahqi picture.JPG
Koh e suleman from kabul river.jpg
Top: Nahqi Valley
Bottom: Koh-e-Suleman from Kabul River in Shah Baig Qilla
Map of Mohmand District
Map of Mohmand District
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
DivisionPeshawar
Established1951 (as an agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas)
HeadquartersGhalanai
Number of Tehsils7
Government
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerMr. Ghulam Habib
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
Area
 • Total2,296 km2 (886 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total474,345
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Main language(s)Pashto[1]

Mohmand District (Pashto: مومندو ولسوالۍ, Urdu: ضلع مہمند) is a district in Peshawar Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Until 2018, it was an agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, with merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it became a district. It was created as an agency in 1951. Mohmand is bordered by Bajaur District to the north, Khyber District to the south, Malakand and Charsadda districts to the east and Peshawar district to the southeast.

Mr. Arif Ullah Awan is the current Deputy Commissioner of Mohmand District.[2]

Administration[edit]

Mohmand District is currently subdivided into seven Tehsils:[3]

Provincial Assembly[edit]

Member of Provincial Assembly Party Affiliation Constituency Year
Nisar Ahmed Awami National Party PK-103 Mohmand-I 2018
Abbas ur Rehman Balochistan Awami Party PK-104 Mohmand-II 2018

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 474,345, of which 241,549 were males and 232,755 females. The entire population was rural. The literacy rate was 30.39% - the male literacy rate was 47.68% while the female literacy rate was 12.82%. 381 people in the district were from religious minorities. Pashto was the predominant language, spoken by 98.83% of the population.[1]

War on Terror[edit]

Despite its attraction for tourists, Mohmand District has been an area of conflict between Pakistan Army and some militant groups.[4]

On September 16, 2011, security forces cleared ninety percent of Mohmand District from the militants, normal life was restored and development activities were launched.[5] The Pakistan Army maintains an 8,200-man presence in Mohmand District following military operations to clear the region of militants.[6]

In 2012, the Pakistani Army declared full control of Mohmand District and de-notified it as a conflict zone.[7]

2020 Marble Mine Incident[edit]

In Safi Tehsil a marble mine collapsed and killed at least 19 people and more than 20 people were also injured.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^ "Pakistan suicide bomb attack kills dozens". BBC News. London, UK. 2010-12-06.
  3. ^ "DISTRICT AND TEHSIL LEVEL POPULATION SUMMARY WITH REGION BREAKUP [PDF]" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 2018-01-03. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  4. ^ Fida, Noman (2011-04-14). "Forces Kill 18 militants in Mohmand District". The News Tribe. Bradford, UK.
  5. ^ "90% of Mohmand District cleared of militants; IDPs return home". The Nation. Lahore, Pakistan: Nawa-i-Waqt. 2011-09-16. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  6. ^ Hosain, Quatrina (2011-11-30). "'Unprovoked': DGMO gives details of aerial assault". The Express Tribune. Karachi, Pakistan.
  7. ^ Ali, Zulfiqar (2012-08-06). "South Waziristan operation: Only Sararogha cleared in three years". Dawn. Karachi, Pakistan: Pakistan Herald Publications.

Coordinates: 34°30′N 71°20′E / 34.500°N 71.333°E / 34.500; 71.333