Barmal District

Map of Paktika Province with the district of Barmal in peach color in the upper right.

Barmal District (Pashto: برمل ولسوالۍ, Dari: ولسوالی برمل) is a district of Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It shares a border with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, Pakistan. The Angur Ada is the official border checkpoint and border crossing between the people of Paktika and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government office of Barmal District is located in Newai Ada.


Barmal was one of the districts most affected by the 2022 Afghanistan earthquake, which killed at least 500 persons and injured a thousand others in the district.[1] Many houses constructed primarily of mud and wood were razed to the ground.[2] Heavy rain and the earthquake contributed to landslides that destroyed entire hamlets.[3]

Construction of new earthquake-resistant houses

In August 2022, new "earthquake-resistant houses" began to be constructed in the district for victims of the earthquake.[4] The project involves the establishment of 2,000 homes in both Gayan and Barmal districts of Paktika Province, including 300 houses in Spera District of neighboring Khost Province.[4]


Major towns of Barmal District are:

  1. Newai Ada
  2. Margha Ada
  3. Laman Ada
  4. Gajikhel Ada
  5. Zargar Ada
  6. Titoon Shaga[5][6][7]


The population of the district in 2004 was 88,028 people.[8][9] Majority of them are ethnic Pashtuns, mainly from the Wazir and Kharoti tribes.


  1. ^ "Afghanistan: Earthquake - Jun 2022".
  2. ^ Padshah, Safiullah; Ives, Mike (22 June 2022). "Afghanistan Live Updates: At Least 1,000 Killed in Earthquake, Official Media Says: The quake struck 28 miles southwest of the provincial capital of Khost". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 22 June 2022. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Thousands of Afghanistan earthquake survivors remain without food and shelter despite aid coming in". The New Arab. 25 June 2022. Archived from the original on 25 June 2022. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  4. ^ a b "2,300 'Earthquake-Resilient' Houses to Be Built in Quake-Hit Regions of Afghanistan: UNHCR". The Khaama Press. 23 August 2022. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Barmal (District, Afghanistan) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location".
  6. ^ "Paktika administrative units".
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  8. ^ Paktika provincial profile, June 2004, profile compiled by the National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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