History and Information about Karak, NWFP

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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.

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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.

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

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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