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Mansehra District
District
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Founded by Raja Man singh
Headquarters Mansehra
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner (DC) Engineer Abdul Aamer Khattak(DMG/PAS Officer)
Area
 • 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 (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]

Constituencies[edit]

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)

Geography[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.

Lakes[edit]

There are three frequently visited lakes by the tourists in Mansehra district[citation needed]: 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.

Administration[edit]

Subdivisions[edit]

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[edit]

Balakot Tehsil consists of 12 Union Councils:

Mansehra[edit]

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

Bhogarmang

Oghi[edit]

Tehsil Oghi consists of 11 Union Councils:

References[edit]


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433 news items

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:52:58 -0800

NAB has already arrested former Mansehra district coordination officer (DCO) and incumbent DG, Zulfiqar Ali, former planning and development additional secretary Dr Ambar Ali and sub-divisional engineer Athar Ali on charges of embezzlement in the same ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:18:45 -0800

NAB has arrested former Mansehra district coordination officer and incumbent Independent Monitoring Unit Director General Zulfiqar Ali, former planning and development additional secretary Dr Ambar Ali and sub-divisional engineer Athar Ali on charges ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:58:12 -0800

MANSEHRA: Police lodged on Monday a criminal case for child molestation, which reportedly occurred in a remote village near Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Mansehra district a few days back. A teenage boy had been sexually molested and filmed by Shahzeb, ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:56:15 -0800

MANSEHRA: The MNA of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz from NA-21 Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar has warned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government to desist from conspiring against the PML-N district government in Mansehra. He said this while ...

Daily Pakistan

Daily Pakistan
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 04:11:15 -0800

MANSEHRA (Web Desk) – Search is on for three men who raped a teenage boy and filmed the sexual assault in a remote village of Mansehra district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the police sources, Shah Zeb, Banaras and Ishfaq, intercepted the ...

DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 18:30:41 -0800

District Nazim Sardar Said Ghulam presents budget in Mansehra district council. — File photo. “Eight months have passed since the local body elections held but we have yet to get benefit from the newly-introduced local government system in the ...

The News International

The News International
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:11:08 -0800

He said that passengers travelling between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan would be registered at the security post in the Mansehra district. “We have divided KKH from Shinkiari to Bhasha in 10 equal zones. The personnel of the force will ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 22:11:15 -0800

This generated a stir within JUI-F in Mansehra as the party has only three seats in Mansehra district council and de-seating JUI-F's Ghulam Rabbani would cost the party two seats. According to insiders, de-seating Rabbani will result in the party ...
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