Tank, Pakistan

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Tank is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tank is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 32°08′N 70°14′E / 32.13°N 70.23°E / 32.13; 70.23Coordinates: 32°08′N 70°14′E / 32.13°N 70.23°E / 32.13; 70.23
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of towns1
Number of Union Councils16

Tank (Urdu: ٹانکṭāṅk; Saraiki: ٹاک‎) ṭākk), is the capital city of Tank District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The city is located near Dera Ismail Khan.[1]


Pashto and Saraiki are two languages spoken in Tank. Tank also has a few Hindko speakers, which is also spoken in the neighboring Dera Ismail Khan district. The vast majority of people are conversant in the Pashto language. English is also understood by the educated.[2]


It is at 32º13' N. and 70º32' E[3] and is to the northwest of the Indus River and close to the Takht-i-Sulaiman Range.


The city was previously inside a fort. Here Sir Henry Durand, lieutenant-governor of the Punjab, was killed in 1870 when passing on an elephant under a gateway.[4]

Tank was the terminus railway station of Tank-Mari Indus Narrow gauge (762 mm or 2 ft 6 in) railway line. This railway line was closed in 1991.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ JUI-F facing tough competition in NA-25 - Daily Times Pakistan
  2. ^ Rohi – Rohi TV, Rohi Saraiki TV, Rohi TV Punjab, Rohi Multan Archived 2013-01-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Bolytv.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-01.
  3. ^ Tank Town - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 245.
  4. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Tonk". Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 10.