Map of Balochistan with Nasirabad District highlighted
|Headquarters||Dera Murad Jamali|
|• Deputy Commissioner||[Syed Faisal Ahmed]|
|• Assistant Commissioner||[Jabbar Baloch]|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
Nasirabad (Balochi: نصیر آباد) is a district in the centre-west of Balochistan, Pakistan. Nasirabad's headquarters are at Dera Murad Jamali. Its original name was Temple Dera, named after Captain H. M. Temple, a career British civil servant, who served as the Political Agent for Sibi from 1891 to 1892. Among the local population it is still known as 'Tipul', a corruption of the word 'temple'.
The district was notified in 1974. For three years, from July 1987 to December 1990, it was known as Tamboo district. Tamboo is a small village 40 km west of Dera Murad Jamali.
The district has three sub-divisions, D.M. Jamali, Tamboo and Chattar.
- Dera Murad Jamali (HQ)
|This section does not cite any sources. (March 2012)|
The population of Nasirabad district is estimated to be over 1037,000 in 2013. Over 98% of the people of the area are Muslims.
According to the 1998 population census of Pakistan following are the major languages of the district:
- Saraiki 40% (known as Mulki being local saraiki dialect effected by Sindhi spoken by Jamot tribes)
- Balochi 30%
- Brahui 26%
- Others 4% Punjabi, Pashto, Persian and Urdu
Official languages are Urdu and English.
- \"Tehsils & Unions in the District of Nasirabad - Government of Pakistan". Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.
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