Oghi

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This article is about the town. For the distilled beverage, see Oghi (distilled beverage).
Oghi
Town and union council
Oghi Market
Oghi Market
Oghi is located in Pakistan
Oghi
Oghi
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 34°30′N 73°0′E / 34.500°N 73.000°E / 34.500; 73.000
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa
District Mansehra District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Oghi (Urdu: اوگی‎) is a city and union council (an administrative subdivision) of Mansehra District in the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa of Pakistan.[1] It is located in Oghi Tehsil and lies to the north-west of the district capital Mansehra.[2]

History[edit]

During British Rule it was the headquarters of the Agror valley (part of Hazara District) and served as the headquarters of the Hazara border military police.[3]

In British colonial times, Oghi town, in the Agror valley, was the seat of the local chief, the Khan of Agror, of the Swati tribe, descended from one Akhund Saadudin, a mullah who came from the Swat area and settled here. Following the disturbances by The Black Mountain (Tor Ghar) Tribes and campaign of 1888 this chiefdom was formally abolished by the government of British India; and subsequently, the chiefs were given a limited 'Jagir' grant in exile.[4] In the post-independence era, this family has been represented in Pakistani politics by the late Khan Facker uz Zaman Khan, and then his wife Senator Mrs. Fauzia Facker uz Zaman,[5] and their son, Mr. Wajih uz Zaman Khan, Advocate, who is an MP in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa.

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Coordinates: 34°30′N 73°00′E / 34.500°N 73.000°E / 34.500; 73.000