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Town and union council
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Dera Ismail Khan District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Paniala is a small town located in the north of district D.I. Khan of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa about 55 km away from D I Khan and approx 300 km from provincial capital Peshawar. The Link Road (also known as Gilloti Road) from main Indus Highway (Peshawar Road) that connects with Paniala is of about 18 km. It is a submontane settlement and one of the oldest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan.

The name Paniala originated from "Panjh Naala", which means 5 Naalas, stemming from Oobo Sir (in Pashto), which means "head of water", and then combines into one form. The water is then supplied to whole of the village and nearby towns for feeding and cultivating the fields. And then from passage of time the name Panjh Naala changed into Paniala.

Another origin of the name Paniala is attributed to the meaning of combination of Urdu words, pani and wala. Pani wala thus meant "a place with water". This was the only oasis town in the surrounding desert area of about 30 km radius where even drinking water was not available to the population around, and the habitat around would fetch drinking water from the natural fountains/springs and KAREZs of Paniala. Thus the name Pani wala became Paniala with the passage of time. Water is, nonetheless, still supplied to numerous villages on the east, west and south from Paniala even now through pipelines, though.

The green grassland comprises sandy area and a population of 120,000 citizens. The inhabitant comprises Marwats, Khels, Hashmis and Qureshis. The local language spoken is Pashto with soft and sweet dialect. The prominent shrine of Haji Baba and two important graves of Sahabis (RA) are also situated.

Famous fruits of the town are Mangoes and Dates. “Dhakki” is one of the famous and delicious amongst all dates and is a major part of export.

The famous nearby picnic spots are TOY (a natural water resort and play ground)and the mountainous hilly region of Sheikh Badin that comprises lush green forest, an old nonfunctioning post office and police station of British time.


The main tribe is the Blach (Bluch) Pathans and its subtribes are: SAIN KHEL, Achackzai Durani, Siraj Khel, Malana, Mehmood Khel, Mala Khel, Mansoor Khel, Hassan Khel, Madda Khel, Masti Khel, Qalander Khel, Shadi Khel, Dhedi, Mumrez Khel, karaki Khel, Sangher khel, Syed, Mada Khel, Changa Khel, Quresh, Kundi,Baloch, Utta Khel, Sharbi Khel, Merwan Khel, Sharqi Khel, Mehmand,Zargar, sheikh, Slemi Khel and Ira Khel etc.Actually, all these tribes are the extensions of Blach Pathans which is totally different from Marwat tribe. www.hamzapaniala.jimdo.com آپ پنیالہ کی تصاویر، موویز وغیرہ بھی اس ویب سائٹ پر دیکھ سکتے ہیں۔۔اس کے علاوہ اگر کسی اور قوم کا کسی کو پتہ ہو تو پلیز مجھ سے رابطہ کر لیں شکریہ عبد القیو م ملا خیل موبائل نمبر0344-9072141


Paniala town is facilitated with a Government Hospital, a Degree College for male and high schools for both male and female. There are four public high schools, Al-Hira Model High School, Pakistan Campus High School, Muslim Public High School & City School. There are 3 primary schools for boys and 3 primary schools for girls. A post office, a bank HBL(Habib Bank Limited), an agriculture office and lari ada are also in Paniala. There is one football stadium & many popular football clubs in Paniala, which born many talented players like Jaffar Khan Captain Pakistan National Football Team.


The town has many scenic places in the surrounding peaks and the town is also famous for the Shrine of Haji Baba. Mazarate Saadat and mansoor khel's are at the top of a little mountain. Kot Ghundi is also a place form where a greatest scene of Paniala can be looked. Toy is a place where young, old and little kids play after noon daily. Ubo Sar is a place from where water are flowing beside the town. Kach Jaroba Sagi Kot Ghundi, Hasini Wala, Tora Ghundi, Speenay Ghari, Jalar, Pahle, are best places for photography. Paniala town is surrounded by layers of mango and date farms; these gardens are irrigated through natural streams called Karez. The inhabitants of Paniala have large land holdings in the area, which is arid.

Javed Akbar Khan, the MPA of KPK, is one of the prominent persons of the town. Moreover, Sher Akbar Khan, Pir Khaki Shah, Pir Nooran Shah, Khan Pir, Pervaiz Khan,Khan Ghulam Sarwer Khan, Badshah Khan Sainkhel, Ayub Sheikh, Qureshi Ahmad Nawaz Shah Hashmi & Haji Hakeem Khan Ira Khel Rtrd Police S.Inspector etc.

Muhammad Tahir Khan Mada Khel Paniala. Muhammad Abdullah Rehmat mada khel.

Clerk Muhammad Saeed Engineer S/O Abdul Quyyam (Pak Army Engineer)
Mohl Shadi Khal (Paniala Gars Hahi School)
C/O Frontier Work Organization (FWO) Hunz (pak)-And-China


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Coordinates: 32°14′35″N 70°52′55″E / 32.24306°N 70.88194°E / 32.24306; 70.88194

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Daily Times
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0700

On a tip-off about the presence of criminals, a team of police led by DSP Paharpur and comprising SHO Paniala Fahim Mumtaz along with a heavy contingent of police also including elite force personnel conducted an operation in the Shahbazi area of Dera ...


Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0700

One person was killed and three others injured when they were attacked with iron rods and sticks by unknown assailants, while sleeping in a hut in Paniala village on NH-8 this morning, police said. The assailants also damaged glass panes and lights of ...


Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:22:30 -0700

With delayed monsoon, drought is likely to hit the desert state of Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains and six received scanty rainfall during June 1 to July 26 period, a Met department report said on Sunday. Since June 1 this year ...
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Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:17:44 -0800

... jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), latka (Baccauea sapida), paniala (Flacourtia jangomas), bael (Aegle marmelos), jamun (Syzygium cumini), karonda (Carissa carandas), amra (Spondias pinnata), passion fruit (Passiflora edulis), sat kara (Citrus ...
The Express Tribune
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 01:50:09 -0700

There is news that the ministry is planning to build a carpeted road and a Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation motel in Sheikh Badin, along with a chair lift facility from the village of Paniala. But given the government's record in delivering ...
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 09:50:11 -0800

Recommend0. Owais Raza. Feb 27, 2011 12:08am. Excellent performance by the Pakistani Cricket Team. I had to wake up at 4 AM to watch the game but it was worth it. The nation needs this World Cup. Recommend0. tahir paniala. Feb 27, 2011 12:12am.

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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 07:17:06 -0700

He assured to provide clean drinking water in areas of D I Khan which are so far deprived of this facility. He also announced to construct sports grounds in every Tehsil of the Province. The meeting held in Paniala area of Dera Ismail Khan was also ...
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Mon, 30 May 2011 00:50:39 -0700

The farmers also fear the possibility of a nuclear disaster, with farmer activist like Bharat Jambukia from Paniala village talking about the disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima. " They have been trying to convince us it is safe. But we can't take ...

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