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|Princely state of Pakistan|
|Area||98 km2 (38 sq mi)|
|Today part of||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan|
|Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa|
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|Former administrative units of Pakistan|
The state was founded in 1828, when Mir Painda Khan, the ruler of Amb, granted the area of Phulra as a small principality to his brother, Madad Khan. There is some uncertainty as to whether Phulra ranked as a full princely state of India before 1919, and until then it may have had the status of a feudatory landed estate or jagir, but it was given British imperial state recognition as Phulra was recognised as a princely state in 1919 and 1921, in the official Imperial Gazetteer of Indian Empire. Phulrah had been under suzerainty of the Raja of Kashmir until 1889, when it accepted a British protectorate, entering indirect rule.
In 1947, soon after the British had departed from the South Asian subcontinent, the last ruler of Phulra signed an Instrument of Accession to the new Dominion of Pakistan, and Phulra was a princely state of Pakistan from then until September 1950, when it was incorporated into the North West Frontier Province following the death of its last Nawab.
The state was ruled by a collateral line of the hereditary Tanoli Nawabs (rulers) of Amb. Amb and Phulra together were sometimes referred to as "Feudal Tanawal".
|Tenure||Nawabs of Phulra|
|1828–1857||Nawab Madad Khan|
|1858–1890||Nawab Abdullah Khan|
|1890–1908||Nawab Abdul (Abdur) Rahman Khan|
|1908–1935||Nawab 'Ata Muhammad Khan (b. 1879 – d. 1932)|
|1932–1950||Nawab Abdul Latif (`Abd al-Latif) Khan (b. 1907 – d. 1950|
|September 1950||State of Phulra abolished|
Descendants of Madad Khan
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Nawab Madad Khan, the original Khan of Phulra, had two branches of offspring i.e. a senior branch and a junior branch. After the State of Phulra was abolished, both these branches continue to be represented in the area. The descendants of its last Nawab, Nawab Abdul Latif Khan, remained in the area as private residents. The descendants of Nawab Abdul Latif Khan were his sons, NawabZada Muhammad Faridoon Khan, and his grandson NawabZada Ali Raza Khan.. They comprised the senior branch of the former Phulra family.
Of the junior branch,Nawab Madad Khan had two other surviving sons, Bahadar Khan (from a Tanoli woman), whose descendants are still settled in Mangal Doga, Mahal and Masand villages; and Arsala Khan  who was born from a Gujjar woman and whose descendants still live in Gojra village. They are all private citizens today.
- The Pakistan Gazetteer, vol. 5 (Cosmo Publications, 2000), p. 243
- Hubert Digby Watson, Gazetteer of the Hazara District, 1907, p. 187
- Major H Wace 'District Settlement Report on Hazara' 1874
- Lt Col E G Hastings 'The Upper Tanawal Feudatory Area: A Confidential Report for Government', Govt. of the Punjab, Lahore, 1883; at the Punjab Governmental Archives, Lahore, p 124
- Hastings, 1883, pp 144-145