Shangla District

Area: 1586 km2
Population:  434,563< est.1998
National Assembly Seats: 1
Provincial Assembly Seats:  2
Talluqas/ Subdivisions: 2

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PML-N

1

ANP

2

JI

3

PTI

4

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Shangla  is a remote district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The district headquarters are located at Alpuri. It was previously a subdivision of Swat District, but was upgraded to the status of a district on July 10, 1995[2] by the then Chief Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao. The total area of the district is 1,586 square kilometres. Shangla comprises two sub division, Alpuri and Puran Tehsil. There are four (4) sub tehsils i.e. Besham, Chakesar, Martung and Makhuzai.

The isolated district of Shangla with its beautiful valleys has the lowest human development index in the entire province. This is unfortunate as the district is rich in natural resources and has potential for hydel power generation even though only one such project is underway at the moment. Agriculture provides the main source of income for the inhabitants. The district was severely affected by the October 2005 earthquake but the plight of the homeless people largely went unnoticed. On the political front, a number of politicians and legislators of the area have been murdered in different incidents.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA- 31  Shangla             Shangla District