Tor Ghar: Kala Dhaka becomes 25th K-P district

Published: January 28, 2011

President Asif Ali Zardari signs a document changing the status of Kala Dhaka in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from a Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA) to that of a settled area at the President House in Islamabad. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Kala Dhaka in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was officially declared the province’s 25th district and renamed Tor Ghar on Thursday.

At a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr, President Asif Ali Zardari signed the documents in the presence of Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti, Governor Awais Ghani, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi, federal ministers and tribal elders.

Tor Ghar will now be considered part of the settled area of the province. Its population is about 0.5 million and it is located near Battagram and Mansehra.

Under Article 246 of the Constitution, the president has the power to change the status of any tribal area.

Published in The Express  Tribune, January 28th,  2011.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Mir Wais Khan
    Jan 28, 2011 - 12:51PM

    Great work done. Now when will you join FATA with Pakhtunkhwa? we are waiting eagerly.Recommend

  • Sadeeq
    Jan 28, 2011 - 2:57PM

    Great,, we need to settle down the rest of the tribal zone and should named it a separate province or settled into KPK.Recommend

  • Atif Hassanzai
    Jan 28, 2011 - 3:51PM

    Another milestone achived by KP government ..The sole benificary will be the people of Torgahr..well done ANPRecommend

  • Jan 28, 2011 - 5:07PM

    Under Article 246 of the Constitution, the president has the power to change the status of any tribal area.

    Since the word Khyber has been attached with Pakhtunkhwa province we expect a merger of Tribal belt with the settle area. Else, the re-naming has achieved nothing. Old wine in a new bottle!Recommend

  • ismail taj
    Jan 29, 2011 - 12:00PM

    We all the peoples of tor ghar thanks to presindent of pakistan Mr.ASIF ALI ZARDARI for change the status of kala dhaka into tor ghar district from (ismail taj) Recommend

  • habib ur rehman
    Jan 29, 2011 - 12:22PM

    Well done and Congratulation the people of kala dhaka as a district of torghar. Now appeal to elders and govt of KPK the other area Allaqa Tanawal should be considered as Tanawal District.Recommend

  • Jan 29, 2011 - 12:33PM

    Really great news for all Torgahr peoples we are looking forward a new horizon toward development & Poverty elimination.Recommend

  • Jan 29, 2011 - 12:35PM

    Its wonderful & great news for all Torgahr peoples we are looking forward a new horizon toward development & Poverty elimination.Recommend

  • habib nawaz manjakoti madakhail
    Jan 29, 2011 - 1:56PM

    Well done and Congratulation the people of kala dhaka it’s better for us now we can get more facilities so i think we should be happyRecommend

  • Noor Islam Akhon Khail
    Jan 31, 2011 - 8:01PM

    Great work for all peace full pukhton of torghar Recommend

  • Shahid Khan Dour Mera
    Jan 31, 2011 - 10:21PM

    Great and Congratulation the people of kala dhaka Mr.ASIF ALI ZARDARI for change the status of kala dhaka into tor ghar district from Recommend

  • imran wazir
    Feb 6, 2011 - 12:26PM

    it was a great deed done by the ruling coalition government especially by the ppp co chairperson president asif ali zardari who stood up with the people of pukhtunkhwa at this difficult time.Recommend

  • Naik Muhammad Sajid
    Mar 6, 2011 - 8:35PM

    Congritulate the people of Tor Ghar It is another achievement of Democratic governments which are present in federal and provincial levels.It shows that ANP and PPP governments take interest in the development of remote areas.I think Democracy is the first and last salution of the problems of the country.The present worse condition of the country is the production of last martial laws particularly of the Musharraf govt.So I request the people of Pakistan to support democracy,democratic people and democratic process. The restoration of judiciary,18th amendment,Aghaz huqoqe balochistan,renaming of KPK and the successful meetings of council of commen interest etc are the fruits of democracy
    Democracy Zindabad.
    InshAllah District Tor Ghar will be facilitated regardiding its requirements as a district.Recommend

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