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Mansehra District
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Founded by Raja Man singh
Headquarters Mansehra
 • Deputy Commissioner (DC) Engineer Abdul Aamer Khattak(DMG/PAS Officer)
 • Total 4,579 km2 (1,768 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,700,000
 • Density 272/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3
Makra Peak

Mansehra District (Hindko)/Urdu: مانسہرہ‎) is in the Hazara division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Mansehra district and town are named after Man Singh, a leading general of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is considered as an important tourist location due to Kaghan Valley area being located in the district and the Karakoram Highway passing through the district. Its population in 1998 was 1,152,839.[1][better source needed]


The district is represented in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly by six elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies:[2]

  • PF-53-58 (Mansehra-1-6)

The district is represented in the National Assembly of Pakistan by two elected MNAs who represent the following constituencies:

  • NA-20-21 (Mansehra-1-2)


Map of Mansehra district

Mansehra is located at the eastern border of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, four hours away from Peshawar and three hours away from Islamabad. The district is located at 34° – 12' and 35° – 50' and 47° – 07' longitude. It is closely linked to Afghanistan in the west, which has increased the number of Afghan refugees in Mansehra over the past years.

Bordering districts[edit]

Mansehra shares its borders with numerous other districts: the Kohistan and Diamir districts to the north, Abbottabad District to the south, the Neelum District of Azad Kashmir to the east, and the Swat district to the west and Batagram District to the northeast.


There are three frequently visited lakes by the tourists in Mansehra district: Lulusar Lake, Dudipatsar Lake and Saiful Muluk Lake. All three are located in the beautiful Kaghan Valley and act as a mirror reflecting the snow-clad mountains surrounding them. Apart from these lakes, a number of small and relatively unknown lakes are also located in different sub-valleys.

Lulusar Lake is approximately 48 kilometres away from Naran and has an altitude of 3325 meters. Surrounded by wildflowers in almost all colours imaginable, this lake is the main source for the Kunhar River. Lake Lulusar is said to be one of the most tranquil spots on the Kaghan Valley, the lake is fenced by snowcapped mountains whose image is reflected on the standstill blue-green waters of the lake.

Dudipat Lake is enclosed with beautiful, high, snow-drizzled peaks, it is one of the hardest places to reach, requiring a tough hike lasting four to seven hours. The hike is rewarding, as tourists are greeted with green pastures and the lake's blue-green waters.

The most famous of the district's many lakes is Lake Saiful Muluk, named in a folktale—the Qissa Saiful Muluk—about a romance between a Persian prince and a fairy princess. In the folktale, the lake was the meeting site for the two lovers. Lake Saiful Muluk is located at the northern end of the Kaghan valley. At an altitude of 10,578 feet (3,224 m) above sea level, it is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. The water is spectacularly clear with a slight green tone. It is accessible by a jeep road during the summer months or can be hiked up from the village below in four to six hours.



Administrative subdivisions of Mansehra District.

The district consists of three tehsils, which are divided into 59 Union Councils,.[3]

  1. Balakot
  2. Mansehra
  3. Oghi


Balakot Tehsil consists of 12 Union Councils:


Mansehra Tehsil consists of 41 Union Councils <http://www.nrb.gov.pk/lg_election/union.asp?district=73&dn=Mansehra>:



Tehsil Oghi consists of 11 Union Councils:


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257 news items

Daily Times
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:08:29 -0700

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Hiroshi Inomata on Thursday inaugurated a middle school for girls in Kawai village of Mansehra District. The school was built with the financial support of $115,733 provided by the government of Japan to the ...
The News International
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:03:45 -0700

MANSEHRA: The residents of Balakot, which had been flattened in the October 8, 2005 earthquake, have asked the federal government to scrap the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Erra) for failing to address the problems of the ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:33:45 -0700

Balakot and Garhi Habibullah towns and surrounding villages in Mansehra district were razed to the ground. Subsequently, one of the largest rescue and relief operations was launched in the quake-affected areas with the help of many friendly countries.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:30:00 -0700

Sources said that Qari Rasheed was arrested in Darband area of Mansehra district and shifted to an unspecified location for interrogation. He was wanted to police in the case of the attack on the charity's office. The sources said Qari Rasheed, who is ...

Daily Pakistan

Daily Pakistan
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:34:39 -0700

MUZAFFARABAD (Staff Report) – Ten years ago on this day, a massive earthquake rocked northern Pakistan at 8:52 am and caused more than 80,000 deaths in upper Hazara, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of country including Islamabad.
The News International
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:35:05 -0700

PESHAWAR: The officials of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Tuesday claimed arresting a terrorist in Mansehra district carrying head money. A press release stated that acting on a tip-off, the CTD officials raided a house on the outskirts of ...

The News on Sunday

The News on Sunday
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:14:11 -0700

I travelled to a beautiful village called Hathimera situated in the picturesque Mansehra district accompanied by my old friend, Khan of Charsadda, who had worked in the district as a social scientist in his youth and was familiar with the place ...
The New Indian Express
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:07:30 -0700

The Pakistani army has a sizeable presence in Batrasi and Garhi Habibullah, which is an administrative subdivision of the Mansehra District. According to the Indian dossier Pakistan has activated at least 17 terror training camps there. The files state ...

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