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Malakand Division

Malakand Division (green) in northern Pakistan
Malakand Division in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Malakand Division was an administrative division of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North West Frontier Province) of Pakistan, until the reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government.

At abolition it contained the following districts:[1]

History

Until 1970 the area was a Tribal Area known as the Malakand Agency.[2] In 1970, Malakand Division was formed from the princely states of Chitral, Dir and Swat (incorporated into West Pakistan in 1969) and an area around the Malakand Fort known as the Malakand Protected Area. The capital of Malakand Division is Saidu Sharif, with the largest city being Mingora.

References

  1. ^ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan Archived 2006-09-30 at the Wayback Machine.
    Note: Although divisions as an administrative structure has been abolished, the election commission of Pakistan still groups districts under the division names
  2. ^ Profile of Pakistan's Tribal Areas