Lower Dir


Lower Dir

Lower Dir is a district in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.

Lower Dir enjoyed a status of a great independent state since 13th century covering the area of present Deer, Swat, Bunir and amb. In 1914 father of the Wali-e-Swat Abdul wadood revolted against the Nawab-e-Deer Nawab Aurangzeb Khan with the help of British masters and held the control of territories East of river Swat. In 1947 Deer declared it status under the territory of Pakistan as a state. In 1960 during Deer-Bajaur operation it fell under the authority of Malakand Agency. Later on, in 1970 it earned the status of a District. Dir(L) is situated in the north-west of N.W.F.P touches and bounded by long chain of Koh-e-Hinducash.

Total population of this area is around 1 million. Majority of the population is Yousafzai Pashtun speaking Pashto.

External links

* [http://www.nwfp.gov.pk/AIS-page.php?DistId=15&DeptId=1&LangId=1&pageName=Main www.nwfp.gov.pk]

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