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History and Information about Karak, NWFP

By habibulhaq • Dec 18th, 2008 • Category: Misc • 311 Comments

Karak is a district of the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. It is situated to the south of Kohat District and on the north side of Bannu and Lakki Marwat districts on the main Indus Highway between Peshawar and Karachi - it is 123 km from the provincial capital Peshawar.

Until 1940, this whole area was ruled by the Teri Nawab. Teri was the capital and the only Tehsil. It had tappas (satrapies): Teri, Seni, Khurram and Barak. Between 1940 and 1982 it was a part of Kohat, after the July 1, 1982, it has been an independent district with Karak as its capital.

The district is predominantly populated by Khattak tribe, one of the famous tribes of Pashtuns.Karak has one of the largest uranium mines in Pakistan under supervision of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Gas has been recently discovered in Shakardara, Gurguri and Makori areas. Agriculture is the main source of living of people.
The district is represented in the provincial assembly by two elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies:

Constituency MPA Party
PF-40 (Karak-1) Mian Nisar Gul Independent
PF-41 (Karak-2) Malik Qasim khattak Muttahida Majlis-e-Ama

The district of Karak is administratively subdivided into three tehsils.

Banda Daud Shah
Karak
Takht-e-Nasrati
Education
District Karak has the highest literacy rate after Islamabad and Wah. Since both Islamabad and Wah are mainly composed of temporarily migrated people, therefore Karak is ranked as the highest educated district.

Climate
Very hot during the summer temperature touching 45-50C and sand storms are common. However, Lakkara regions are the coolest part in summer where people use blankets at night. The best time to visit is between Nov-April with lush green fields of wheat, grams.By the reason of the Khattak nationality is very hardworker on the Government level but they have no accuracy in the job. Then they try to achieve meaningful for the area where is no wheat and other thing actlike the greencherry to the banuu stock to send many part of the in country

 Wildlife
Diverse wild life across the district with annual hunting season of quails, cranes, black and brown pheasants. It is a well known place for hunting quails (batair) and fowl. There are game reserves used for hunting by the VIPs. One such hunting place is Darab o’ Kachch abundant in partridges and quail. Hunting is a popular pastime in the area.


 

 

 
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  1. PROUD TO BE KHATTAK.
    I love my district so much. I want to work hard for my district to make it Example for the people of the world.
    M-. IRFAN khattak
    BS Microbiology
    KUST, kohat

  2. Irfan Khatak, blessings! You are a rarity, here, among us. I salute you! Respects for your parents who raised you and inculcated such great spirit in you. I wish you the best of everything in addition to success in all your endeavors. I am confident that you will do proud to your district. Irfan, you know why, because - YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS BY HARD WORK! Whereas - Rest of us wish Allah to come and do this for us.

  3. Assalam O Alaikum,
    PROUD TO BE A PUKHTOON AND THEN KHATTAK.
    I also belong from Distt Karak’s largest village Ahmad Abad.I appreciate all of you for making a web page on my native distt.may Allah give all hapiness of life.I also want to do some special for my distt development and improvement.
    JIEY PUKHTOON JIEY KHATTAK
    ONCE THANX TO ALL OF YOU.
    AMJAD IQBAL KHATTAK
    M.P.A(Master in Public Administration),Gomal
    University D.I.Khan (PUKHTOONKHWA)

  4. Hi, Iam Rjmubasher Khan From Sunrise Radio Sargodha.

    AI also Belong To Karak Village Saber Abad.I was also surprised to see that You have managed such a wonder full web page.Of course love to see Proud Pakhtoons and Then Khattaks Successfull In their Lifes.Love YOU all.
    Mubasher Iqbal Khattak
    Programme Producer
    Sunrise FM-96 Sargodha

  5. Asalam u alaikum ,
    Hi every body here is Dr. Munwar Khattak & Shafiq Khattak wishing You a happy life espacilly to Khattak,s feeling very great pleasure to see such type of effort done by the person making this web page .We are from village and post office paloski banda tehsil Takht-e-nasrati district Karak just Want to say longlive Karak and the people of Karak “The great Khattak”.
    Munawar Khiyal Khattak
    D.V.M uvas lahore.
    Shafiq Rehman khattak
    M.Sc physical science Gomal university D.I khan

  6. i love my distric so much

  7. Dear all,

    I am very happy to saw information about Karak. That’s great effort, I m proud of you dear’ that provide information on net about Karak to all people of the world. I appreciate you, GOD bless you.

    Proud to be Khattak!!!!!!!!

    Regards,

    Hameed ur Rehman Khattak
    Liaison Officer P&D Department

  8. how r u khattaks of karak.we r only nation to work in devolpment of pakistan.karak people are more educated.
    be proud on ths fact.
    proud to be a great nation of pakistan

  9. KARAK IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OF PAKISTAN.

  10. Dear All,

    Owing to the high literacy rate in education and highly rich in natural resources our district still need some more attention from the educated lot to put joint hands to uplift the district in terms of drought free by paying necessary actions for the development of Small dams, Greenish agriculture land,Fertilizitation Plants and Industrial Development.Indeed the KARAK district glories should be Explore to every one because KARAK is the land owner of KHATTAKS WHERE THE SUN SHINES ONLY FOR THEM.

  11. Actually the meaning of khattak is;
    K–kind
    H–hearted
    A–attractive
    T–tough
    T–traditionally
    A–aspiring
    K–KING
    so proud to be khattak and pray for our best and shaining future.
    I love my distric so much .but very engry from the govt. bcz they always ignore this district.
    M.ARIF SHAH KHATTAK
    MEDICAL TECHNITION
    PAKISTAN NAVY
    KARACHI

  12. Salam,i am very happy to saw about khattak nation and disst karak,i love my district (karak) so much,i want to work hard for my district to make exmple for the people of the world, i also belong from karak village Wali khan banda (Mandawa) Karak..proud to be khattak,KHALID KHATTAK ACCOUNTANT OFFICER PAKISTAN CURR EXC GUJRAT

  13. SALAM TO ALL KHATTAKS AND TO THEIR DEAREST DISTRICT KARAK.NO BODY CAN DENIED THIS THAT WE ALL ARE NOT ONLY EDUCATED BUT PEACE LOVING AND PEACEFUL PEOPLES OF THE PAKISTAN.KARAK IS HEAVEN IN THIS TROUBLE FULL TIME.WE ARE GOOD MUSLIMS,BEST PASHTOONS AND PATRIOTICS PAKISTANI.WE KNOW HOW TO ACT AND REACT.WE ARE MASTERS OF OURSELVES AND WE DON’T ACCEPT MASTERMINDING OF OTHERS. ALLAH MAY GUIDE US TO BE HELPING HANDS HUMANITY.LET US RESPECT OUR ELDERS GUIDE AND LOVE OUR LOUNGERS AND HONOR OUR VALUES.KHATTAK AND ONLY KHATTAK

  14. Surely Karak is the district which has produced many brilliant personals in every field ,inspite of its devolpmental backwargness. The authorities should pay special attention to the progess of this district

  15. I love all Pathan

  16. I Love my District and my village Deli Mela Sabir Abad. Because Karak is the full of natural beauty wealth and education. Nowaday Education is become our indintity in karak. Most of People praised our Distract education. I pray that our People and Our Distract my live long. All say Amean
    Zia Ur Rehman Afshar
    Computer Technicain Lahore
    Deli Mela
    My email ID
    dunia43@yahoo.com

  17. I Love my District and my village Deli Mela Sabir Abad. Because Karak is the full of natural beauty wealth and education. Nowadays Education is become our indentity in karak. Most of People praised our Distract education. I pray that our People and Our Distract may be live long. All says Amean
    Zia Ur Rehman Afshar
    Computer Technicain Lahore
    Deli Mela
    My email ID
    dunia43@yahoo.com

  18. I love my distt and my village amin khel chokara. Now a day education ratio in my distt is high.Faheem (M.com) university of peshawar)

  19. I love my Distric Karak.
    and i m proud to be KHATTAK

  20. I love my Distric Karak.
    and i m proud to be KHATTAK

    Distric Karak is proud to be the land of Khattaks the most braliant people of pakistan.
    Proud to be Phatan and Proud to be Khattak

    Anwar Khattak S/o Dr.Muhammad Saddique
    MBA(Finance),MA(IR) Finance Manager Nafees Poly Pack Pvt Ltd
    Village Ambiri Kala P/o Ghundi Kala Tehsil and Distric Karak

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