3 Karak District


Karak District

Infobox Pakistan district
district = Karak District
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population = 536,000
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caption = Location of Karak District (highlighted in red) within the North-West Frontier province.
region = North-West Frontier Province
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tehsils=3
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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.

History

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.

Resources

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.

Administration

The district is represented in the provincial assembly by two elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies: [ [http://www.panwfp.gov.pk/index.php/members/bydistrict/en/9/59 Constituencies and MPAs - Website of the Provincial Assembly of the NWFP] ]

Tehsils

----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.

Fairs

There are a number of Melas (fairs) that take place on a weekly basis, Sabirabad mela on Monday, land kamar mela on Friday and takht-e-e Nasratti mela on Saturday are the most famous fairs of the district with people attending, buying daily food stuff, cattle, also people from neighbouring Bannu attend these fairs.The two and most popular as act like the vegetable buying in the certain level as below1:karak city mela on the day of (Sunday)2:Metha khel mela on the day of (Tuesday)

Demography

*Total population - 536,000
*Male - 281,244
*Female - 254,756
*Rural population -86%
*Urban population - 14%
*Total Union Councils - 21
*Total Police Stations - 9
*Annual growth rate - 4.26%
*Main clans - Barak sub-tribe of Khattak
*Main Languages - Pushto 99.9%
* Literacy rate Urban 53.84%, Rural 41.07%
*Economically active population 14.3%

Occupation

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* Professionals 9%,
* Technicians 6.7%
* Clerks 5.5%
* Service and shop workers 7.7%
* Agriculture workers 39%
* Craft & related trade workers 1.9%
* Plant & machine operators 8.2%
* Elementary occupations 15.5%
* Armed forces 6.5%
* Hotel Management 0.5%

The oldest high school, police station and veterinary hospital are in Town Teri. Teri is still the most populated town of the District. Seni Khattak are leaving in Tehsil Banda Daud Shah and Barak Khattak are leaving in Karak and Takh-e-Nasrati Tehsil. In the recent time large reservoirs of natural gas and oil at Makori have been discovered in Banda Daud Shah Tehsil. As the Barak Khattak are in majority, therefore, all of the funds allotted for development works by the government have been spent in Karak Tehsil. Because mostly MNA and MPs are selected from Karak Tehsi. Karak has got one of the largest Uranium mines in Pakistan.

See also

* Pakistan Coal Mines and Resources

References


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