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Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan

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Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan

map of FATA whereas D.I FR highlighted in maroon
Location of the Frontier Regions in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

The Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan (often abbreviated as F.R.D.I. Khan) is a small administrative unit in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The region is named after Dera Ismail Khan District which lies to the east and also borders South Waziristan Agency to the north, Dera Ghazi Khan and Musa Khel to the south and Zhob to the west.[1] It is administered by the district coordination officer (DCO) of Dera Ismail Khan District.[2] The overall administration of the Frontier Regions is carried out by the FATA Secretariat based in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The main village of the frontier region is Darazinda, which is also in the border of South Waziristan.


  • Geography and climate 1
  • Demography 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Geography and climate

The geography of Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan is mostly hilly areas of the Sulaiman Range. All of the Sherani Area is totally under the eastern shadow of highest peak of Takht-e-sulaiman. The northern side is bounded by Gomal pass.

The climate of Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan from December to February is cold weather and from May to September is warm weather.


The majority of the population of Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan are Pashto-speaking Sherani.

See also


  1. ^ "Historical background and administrative profile of the FR Kohat". FATA Secretariat. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Administrative System". FATA Secretariat. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 

External links

  • Constitutional Provisions on the Tribal Areas - Chapter 3, Part XII of the Constitution of Pakistan
  • Government of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
  • Pakistani Federal Ministry of States and Frontier Regions
  • Federally Administered Tribal Areas travel guide from Wikivoyage

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