Hangu District

Area: 1097 km2
Population:  314,529 < est.1998
National Assembly Seats: 1
Provincial Assembly Seats:  2
Talluqas/ Subdivisions:

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

JUI-F

1

ANP

2

PTI

3

PPP

4

Most Influential Politician:

The district takes its name from the town of Hangu. The name Hangu may also sometimes be applied to the Miranzai Valley which is partly within the district, bordering the Samana Range.

Hangu was separated from the district of Kohat on June 30, 1996. Its area starts from a village named Khawaja Khizer (Jawzara), which is the boundary between Kohat and Hangu Districts.

The tehsil turned district of Hangu, otherwise famous for its scenic hills, rivers and ancient forts, is more often than not under curfew to keep peace among the warring Sunni and Shia sects. It shares this characteristic with the adjoining Kurram Agency where similar sectarian clashes prevail. Moreover, being at the receiving end of the ill effects of the long-running strife in Afghanistan, Hangu is awash with drugs and arms.

On the bright side, the people of the district are known for their hard work and tough survival instincts. In search of livelihood, they can be found in any corner of the country and beyond.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA- 16  Hangu                                Hangu District             

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Dr. Ghazi Gulab Jamal
  • Hassan Ahmed Khan
  • Shehyar Khan Bangash
  • Syed Haider Ali Shah
  • Moulana Hussain jalali