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Bajaur is one of the Seven Agencies of FATA, Pakistan; smallest area-wise but largest population-wise. Its terrain is a diverse mix of hills, valleys, torrents, mountain passes and fertile plains. It borders Mohmand Agency, Dir, Malakand Agency and Afghanistan's Kunar province. Khar is the chief town where Civil Colony, FC HQ, AHQ Hospital, Colleges etc are located. Nawagai, Pashat, Inayat Qilla & Qazafi are other major towns.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Main Towns & Places of Interest in Bajaur Agency

Main Towns & Places of Interest in Bajaur Agency:
The main towns / villages of Bajaur Agency are as under:

Tehsil
Main Towns & Villages
Khar
Khar
Inayat Qilla (Anaat Kalley)
Jaar
Sadiq Abad (Patak)
Nawey Kalley
Loi Sam
Utman Khel
Qazafi
Sikandro
Alizo
Arang Khas
Salarzai
Pashat
Raghagan
Gambat
Batmalai
Mandal
Sheikh Meenu
Nawagai
Nawagai
Zorbandar
Smasai
Kamangara
Mamund
Lagharai
Damadola
Sewai
Badan
Kamar Sar
Barang
Barang
Targhao
Chamarkand
Chamarkand

The Places of interest in Bajaur Agency are:

Tehsil
Places of Interest
Brief Description
Khar
Headquarters of the Agency Administration
Bajaur Scouts Fort, Khar
Headquarters of the Bajaur Scouts (Frontier Corps Unit)
AHQ Hospital Khar
Well Equipped and Staffed Main Hospital of the Agency (approx 100 Bed)
Postgraduate College, Khar
Government college with classes upto Masters
College of Management Sciences, Khar
Government college with classes upto BBA / B.Com
Polytechnic Institute, Inayat Qilla
Government institute offering courses in various Skill Technologies
Bajaur Scouts Fort, Inayat Qilla
Site for one of the fiercest battles between British forces and Bajaur’s Mamund tribesmen (September 1897). Currently houses Bajaur Scouts Troops.
BABA Piquet
Bajaur Scouts fort on the strategic BABA hilltop overlooking Khar, Mamund and Salarzai areas.
Naway Dhand, Khar
Grave of Mughal Governor of Bajaur, Sakhi Arab Khan
Babur Shah, Khar
The Site where Mughal emperor Zahiruddin Babur fought the battle of Bajaur
Loi Sam Bazar
Site of a fierce battle between Pakistani forces and TTP militants at the onset of military operation in Bajaur Agency in August 2008.
Utman Khel
Sikandro Fort
Bajaur Scouts fort near Sikandro village.
Alizai Fort
Bajaur Scouts fort near Qazafi town.
Civil Colony, Qazafi
Tehsil headquarter of Utmankhel
Ghazi Baba, Arang
Grave of a legendary Sufi Saint, Ghazi Baba (some people say HE was a Sahabi; companion of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W).
Salarzai
Leti Sar Pass
Strategic pass on Pak Afghan Border overlooking Asmar valley in Afghanistan.
Ghakhi Kandao
A pass in Salarzai Tehsil connecting Pashat with Khar.
Gul Bela, Pashat
Natural water spring that is a famous picnic spot for people of Pashat
Nawagai
Nawa Pass
A pass in Charmang valley on the Pak Afghan Border. It is a highly frequented official Border crossing like Torkham (Khyber Agency) and Chaman (Quetta)
Qilla of Khan of Nawagai
Fortress-type house of Khan of Nawagai on a hilltop overlooking Nawagai town
Nawagai Fort
Bajaur Scouts fort on a strategic hilltop overlooking Zorbandar and Nawagai
Babarra, Charmang
The hometown of legendary freedom fighter “Babarrey Mulla” who led freedom fighters against British forces in Bajaur.
Mamund Ghakhi Pass A pass on the Pak Afghan Border connecting Mamund with Asadabad / Chegha Serai (Kunar).
Badan Kot Fort Bajaur Scouts fort on a hilltop overlooking Badan village
Lagharai Fort Bajaur Scouts fort on a hilltop overlooking Lagharai village
Khaza Top
A pass in the Malasaid hills connecting Malasaid in Salarzai with Damadola in Mamund.
Barang
Seri Sar
A pass in the Arang / Barang hills overlooking Batkhela (Malakand Agency)
Chamarkand
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