Sacrificing Our TODAY for the World's TOMORROW
FATA is "Federally Administered Tribal Area" of Pakistan; consisting of 7 Agencies and 6 F.Rs; with a 27000 Sq Km area and 4.5 m population.
MYTH: FATA is the HUB of militancy, terrorism and unrest in Afghanistan.
REALITY: FATA is the worst "VICTIM of Militancy”. Thousands of Civilians dead & injured; Hundreds of Schools destroyed; Thousands of homes raised to ground; 40% population displaced from homes.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Mohmand Agency " by FATA Awareness Initiative

Mohmand Agency
Mohmand or Moomand (مومند ) is an agency (tribal district) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, created in 1951. Its terrain is mostly hilly and the scanty rainfall makes it dry. Its border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistan and the region.
Ghalanai is the chief town of Mohmand and houses the headquarters of the Agency’s administration and the paramilitary Mohmand Rifles force. The main tribe of the agency is Mohmand (or Moomand), however, a large population of Safi and Utman Khel tribes also live in the agency. The Safi and Utman Khel are concentrated in the the north and east while Moomand are spread all over the agency.
Mohmand Agency has a total area of 2,297 Sq Km. To its west lies Kunar from which it is separated by a series of rugged Hindukush hills and intermittent mountain passes; Bedmanai Pass being the notable one. To the south of Mohmand lies another tribal district, Khyber Agency while Peshawar lies to its south-east. To the east are Malakand and Charsadda districts while to the north is Bajaur Agency
The major towns of Mohmand are Ghalanai, Gandhab (Mian Mandi), Yekka Ghund and Lakaro. Other notable towns of the agency include Danishkul, Khwezai, Ghanam Shah, Qandharo.
Mohmand is inhabited almost exclusively by Mohmand Pukhtoons alongwith a sizeable population of Safi and Utman Khel. The clans of Mohmand tribe inhabiting the agency are Halimzai, Tarakzai, Khawezai, Baezai, Dawezai, Utmanzai and Kukkozai. The Safi sections living in Mohmand are Massaud, Qandhari, Wader and Gurbaz while the Utman Khels are mostly of Boot Khel section.
The 1998 census conducted by the Govt. of Pakistan put the population of Mohmand at 0.334 million and population growth rate at 4.28 percent. By simple interpolation of the 1998 census data, the current population of Mohmand Agency (as of 2011) must be touching the 0.6 million figure.
Administrative Setup of Mohmand Agency:
Mohmand Agency is divided into a number of administrative units as under:

Mohmand Agency
Lower Mohmand
Yekka Ghund
Praang Ghaar
Upper Mohmand
Safi  / Lakaro
Khwezai / Baezai

The administrative Setup of the agency and the various departments are given as under:

Appointment / Post
Jurisdiction / Authorities / Responsibilities
Administration and Judiciary
Political Agent
Overall Charge-de-Affairs of the Agency
Additional Political Agent
Oversees development activities in the Agency
Assistant Political Agents, A.P.A
Admin / Judicial affairs of their respective Subdivisions
Political Tehsildars, P.T / Naib Tehsildars, P.N.T
Admin / Judicial affairs of their respective Tehsils
Law and Order
Subedar Major of Levies
Incharge of Levies / Khasadars (Local Police force)
Quarter Master of Levies
Head of Operations of Levies
Subedars / Naib Subedars of Levies
Incharge of their respective Levies Posts / Piquets
Agency Education Officer, A.E.O
Overall Incharge of Schools (Primary to Higher Secondary)
Assistant Agency Education Officer (Female)
Incharge of Girls Schools
Assistant Agency Education Officers (Male)
Incharge of Boys Schools in their respective subdivisions
Agency Surgeon
Overall Incharge of Health Facilities
Medical Superintendent
Incharge of Agency Head Quarter (AHQ) Hospital
Support Departments
Executive Engineer, XEN (C&W)
Incharge of Civil Works
Sub Divisional Officer, SDO (WAPDA)
Incharge of Electricity Supply
Assistant Divisional Engineer, ADE (PTCL)
Incharge of Telephone Services
Sub Divisional Officer, SDO (Public Health)
Incharge of Water Supply / Tube wells etc
Assistant Director, AD (Forests)
Incharge of Forests plantation and conservation etc
Assistant Director, AD (Agriculture)
Incharge of Agriculture affairs


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With Regards,
"FATA Awareness Initiative" Team.