Khar Sub Division is the main subdivision of Tribal District Bajaur. It consists upon 03 major Tehsils of Bajaur i.e. Tehsil Khar the most populated Tehsil, Tehsil Salarzai the bordering are of the subdivision with Afghanistan and Tehsil Utmankhel the bordering area of the tribal district with District Dir Lower.
The Tribal District Bajaur/ex-Agency is the smallest unit of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Geographically, it holds strategic importance for Pakistan and adjoins Malakand Agency on the southeast, Dir District on the northwest, Mohmand Tribal District on the southwest and Afghanistan on the northwest. It has boundaries with
The climate of Khar subdivision is moderate cold in the north i.e. hillock of Salarzai and south i.e. hillocks of Serisar. This is moderate in the central area stretch from north to south. The winter season is most sever due to excessive rain fall and snowfall in the north and south. In the central areas the summer season is extreme. The monsoon rains well here in Khar subdivision especially in the hilly areas of Salarzai. As a whole, the northern hills of Bajaur can be considered as a transition zone. The terrain of the agency is hilly, rugged, barren, and mostly arid. The hills in the district have been more or less completely denuded due to the dry climate of the area and excessive deforestation.
Culture and Heritage
There is no major and famous cultural heritage in Khar subdivision. However, Lungi is the culture of the tribesmen. Hujra and Tang Takor is one of the famous cultural norms. Gabbar Cheena, Seri-sar, Sikandaro, Kohimore and Navy Dhand, Masjid Androon Khar and Eidgah Masjid are some historical places.
People and tribes
The people of Khar subdivision are commonly simple, hardworking and devoted. Most of them are linked with the profession of farming and a reasonable number of educated people engaged with government services. Though, there is no major business and the ratio of businessmen is very low, however, some people are engaged with the business of vehicles bargaining and property dealing. The people of Utmankhel are mostly autonomous and farming in their respective qaumi shares of landed properties, whereas, the people of Khar and Salarzai Tehsils are mostly (in past) under the control of Khans or Maliks. Now a days the people of Khar and Salarzai are considerably autonomous with passage of time and political awareness. There are two major tribes i.e. Tarkani and Utmankhel in the Khar subdivision. Tarkani comprising of the area of Salarzai except Mandal and Bartrass Shamozai (who are Utmankhel) and area of Tehsil Khar except Alizai and Maram Ghundai premises who are Utmankhel. The total population of Tehsil Utmankhel is Utmankhel by tribe. The tribes are divided in subtribes and section/ subsections further.
The mother language of Khar subdivision is Pashto. Being laboring, running business and trading in other provinces the people are well familier with Urdu. The minorities of Khar subdivision are urdu/ Punjabi speaking.
Specialty of the subdivision is that the people of hardworking, devoted and famous of hospitality. They are politically matured. This subdivision is dominant and Tehsil Khar is considered as center of the whole district. Almost all the departments and government installation are installed here in Tehsil khar i.e. specific Khar area. All head of the line departments are here in Civil Colony Khar the hub of the district and the whole district is being run from here.
Pashat Bazaar, Raghagan Bazaar, Khar Bazaar, Inayat Killi Bazaar, Sadiq Abad Market, Yousaf Abad Market, Qazafi Market, Mulla Killi Market, Loesam Market Sikandaro Market, Qazafi Market and Tawheed Abad Arang market.
Graveyards have been allocated by the locals on the basis of their respective villages and specific areas. Some famous Graveyards are Dosai, Jar, Kanaser, Pashat, Loesam, Ghazi Baba Arang, Batai Alizai, Chinagai Utmankhel, Hayati, Manodehrai, Bandagai, Kulala, Mandal, Tangi Charmang, Tangi Salarzai, Raghagan, Inayat Killi, Inzari, Haji Lawang, Tang Khatta, Chingazo, Shandai Morh, Rashakai, Zoorbandar,
Tourist attractions (Historical, archaeological, tourist.)
Gabbar Cheena, Seri-sar, Sikandaro, Kohimore and Navy Dhand, Masjid Androon Khar and Eidgah Masjid Khar are some historical, archaeological and tourist places.
When to visit (Seasons)
04 seasons are observed here in Khar subdivision. The area shows its most attractive look in the spring season and the mountainous ranges attracts the viewers in the winter and snowfall.
Where to visit (Location of the tourist spots)
Gabbar Cheena, Seri-sar, Sikandaro, Kohimore and Navy Dhand, Masjid Androon Khar and Eidgah Masjid Khar are some historical, archaeological and tourist places. Northern hillocks of Salarzai and Serisar of Arang can be visited in the winters for heavy snowfall.
How to get there (Travel plan)
The areas can be visited by motorcar (fielders), Jeeps and pickups.
Wheat and maize are the major crops of the subdivision.
What to do (Traveling , Fishing, hunting , etc)
Talay dam can be visited for fishing and the Raghagan dam can also be declared as fishing site after completion of the project
Favorite Shopping item
Naswar/ snaps, walnut, mustard oil and honey