Upper Dir District

district of Pakistan
Map of Upper Dir district

Upper Dir is one of the 26 districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located in the north-western part of the province and has an area of 3,699 km square kilometers.  Dir is the district headquarters.

It used to be one district named Dir but in 1996 it was divided into two, Upper Dir and Lower Dir District.

HistoryEdit

At the time of Pakistan's independence in 1947, Dir was a princely state ruled by Nawab Shah Jehan Khan. It was merged in Pakistan in 1969 and later on declared a district in 1970. Later on in 1996 it was divided.

AdministrationEdit

National assemblyEdit

Member of National Assembly Party Affiliation Year
Molana Asad Ullah Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal 2002
Najum-dir Khan Pakistan Peoples Party 2008
Sahibzada Tariq Ullah Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan 2013

Provincial assemblyEdit

The district is represented by three elected MPAs in the provincial assembly.

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