About us / Introduction,
Bajaur was a princely state run by the Nawab of Khar the Last and prominent Khan was Nawab Abdul Subhan Khan till 1990. District Bajaur comes in the jurisdiction of Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since, 1973. It remained an Agency of the erstwhile FATA till May 2018. There was British colonial era established law was enacted since 1901 i.e. FCR-1901 later amended in 2011. After 25th constitutional amendment it became a tribal District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According the census 2017, population of the District is 1093684 and total area of the district is 1290 Square kilometer. It has 52 KM border in the name of Dewrand Line to its western side with Afghanistan. There are two sub-divisions i.e. Khar and Nawagai, both comprises of 08 Tehsils. Borders of the District are attached with Mohmand Tribal District at the south-west and with Dir Lower at the East. After 25th amendment in the constitution it became a tribal district and merged with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The hierarchy of the Department is as Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Two Assistant Commissioners (Khar/Nawagai) and eight Tehsildars and their Sub-ordinate staff.
About 45% area of the District Bajaur is hilly with plantation made by the Forest Department and having some natural forests in the area of Salarzai. About 47% land is plain/ agricultural on which houses are constructed. Approximately 8% of land is covered by the local rivers.
District Bajaur due to its terrain has an extreme climate. The winter begins in November and last to end of March. The Winter Season is extremely cold and from some time from December to February the temperature falls below freezing point.
Culture and Heritage
The inhabitants of Bajaur are traced back to the Aryans who migrated from the Middle East. The people have a unique culture of Pakhtuns who are famous for hospitality, bravery and loyalty. Signs of the famous Gandara Arts are found in the area, more the heritage goes back to ancient Bodha, statues of great Bodha are found in the area. Names of famous villages are Gabary, Swai, Skandro and Babar Shah are traced back to the old era and culture.
People and tribes
Most of the people are Sunni and Pakhtuns consisting of two tribes i.e. Utmankhel and Tarkani.
25% male and 15% female are educated.
The district Bajaur is famous for hospitality and its beauty (Da Bajaur Gulona).
Tourist attractions (Historical, archaeological, tourist.)
The famous tourist point are Gabar Cheena, Kohimor Hillock, Bhaicheena, Nawapass and Ghakhi Pass.
Famous historical sites are Nawidand and Ghurbi Dand of Khar,
When to visit (Seasons)
Spring Season begins at the beginning of April and end up to last May.
Where to visit (Location of the tourist spots)
Gabar Cheena, Kohimor Hillock, Bhaicheena, Nawapass and Ghakhi Pass are the famous tourist spots.
How to get there (Travel plan)
The spots can be travelled by roads.
Churgha House at Khar, Baghban Hotel at Sewai and Musafar Hotel at Sadiqabad Phatak are famous for local foods and taste.
What to do (Traveling , Fishing, hunting , etc)
Fishing site is Sendh Ghara at Tehsil Barang. Hunting spot are Kohimoor Hillock, Chamarkand and forests of Salarzai.
Favorite Shopping item
Anderi a mat made of leaves of local plants, wooden furniture are famous items for shopping.
Technical training Centers.
Officers Club at Civil Colony at Khar Bajaur.
Public Library opposite Bajaur Scouts.