Upper Kurram Tehsil

Upper Kurram
Location of Upper Kurram Tehsil in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Location of Upper Kurram Tehsil in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Coordinates: 33°52′11″N 70°5′59″E / 33.86972°N 70.09972°E / 33.86972; 70.09972Coordinates: 33°52′11″N 70°5′59″E / 33.86972°N 70.09972°E / 33.86972; 70.09972
Country Pakistan
Region Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictKurram District
Population
 (2017)
 • Tehsil253,478
 • Urban
5,502
 • Rural
247,976[1]
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Upper Kurram Tehsil is a subdivision located in Kurram District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The population is 253,478 according to the 2017 census.[1]

History

In 2014, Upper Kurram's Assistant Political Agent Maqsood Hassan was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau on corruption charges.[2]

In November 2017, a US drone strike was carried out on a house in Ghozgarhy, Upper Kurram. This action was condemned by the Foreign Office.[3] Four people were killed in this strike.[4]

Geography

Adjacent administrative units

Demographics

Upper Kurram is predominantly Shiite.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "DISTRICT AND TEHSIL LEVEL POPULATION SUMMARY WITH REGION BREAKUP [PDF]" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  2. ^ "Corruption Charges: Upper Kurram Agency APA arrested". The Express Tribune. Pakistan. 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  3. ^ "Pakistan protests US drone attack in Upper Kurram Agency". 92 News. Lahore, Pakistan. 2017-11-30. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  4. ^ Mahsud, Saud (2017-11-30). "Suspected U.S. drone targets Haqqani militants in Pakistan, killing four". Reuters. London, UK: Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  5. ^ McCarthy, Julie (2010-11-15). "Taliban-Allied Group Widens Influence In Pakistan". NPR. Washington, DC, United States. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
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