Mohmand Agency

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Mohmand Agency
مومند
Tribal Agency
District map of FATA and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa- Districts of FATA are shown in orange, the Mohmand Agency is located in the north.
District map of FATA and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa- Districts of FATA are shown in orange, the Mohmand Agency is located in the north.
Country Pakistan
Established 1951
Headquarters Ghalanai
Government
 • Political Agent Mr. Mehmood Aslam
Area
 • Total 2,296 km2 (886 sq mi)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 466,984
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Main language(s) Pashto (99.8%)[2]

The Mohmand Agency (Pashto: د مومندو قبايلي سيمه‎; Urdu: مہمند ایجنسی‎) is a district in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan created in 1951. Mohmand is bounded by Bajaur Agency to the north, Khyber Agency to the south, Malakand and Charsadda districts to the east and Peshawer district to the south east.

Mr.Mehmood Aslam is currently the "political agent" of Mohmand Agency[3]

Population

The current population of Mohmand Agency is 466,984 as per 2017 Census report with an annual growth rate of 1.77. Population of Mohmand Agency was 334,453 as per 1998 Census.

(Source: Bureau of Statistics).

War on Terror

Despite its attraction to tourists, Mohmand Agency has been an area of conflict between Pakistan Army and some militant groups. In a recent exchange of fire between the two, media reported that at least 18 militants were killed and 25 others were injured.[4]

On September 16, 2011, security forces had cleared ninety percent of Mohmand Agency from the militants, normal life was restored and development activities have been launched.[5] The Pakistan Army maintains an 8,200-man presence in Mohmand Agency following military operations to clear the region of militants.[6]

In 2012, the Pakistani Army declared full control of Mohmand agency and de-notified it as conflict zone.[7] Mohmand Agency

References

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 
  2. ^ 1998 Census report of Mohmand Agency. Census publication. 139. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2001. p. 20. 
  3. ^ Pakistan suicide bomb attack kills dozens BBC News - December 6, 2010
  4. ^ The News Tribe. "Forces Kill 18 militants in Mohmand Agency". 
  5. ^ Nation. "90% of Mohmand Agency cleared of militants; IDPs return home". 
  6. ^ Pak Tribune. "'Unprovoked': DGMO gives details of aerial assault". 
  7. ^ Dawn. "South Waziristan operation: Only Sararogha cleared in three years". 

External links

Coordinates: 34°30′N 71°20′E / 34.500°N 71.333°E / 34.500; 71.333

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