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

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


January 28, 2011

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.

COMMENTS (13)

Naik Muhammad Sajid | 10 years ago | Reply 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.
imran wazir | 10 years ago | Reply 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.
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