Lower South Waziristan District

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Lower South Waziristan
ضلع جنوبی وزیرستان زیریں
Location of Upper South Waziristan District (highlighted in red).
Location of Upper South Waziristan District (highlighted in red).
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
DivisionDera Ismail Khan
Established13 April 2022
Founded byPTI Government
Headquarters Wana
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerMohammad Nasir Khan (BPS-18 PCS)
 • District Police OfficerFarmanullah Khan (BPS-18 PSP)
 • MayorN/A
 • Total3,805 km2 (1,469 sq mi)
 • Total307,851
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils4
languagesHindko • Pashto • Urdu

Lower South Waziristan District (Urdu: ضلع جنوبی وزیرستان زیریں; Pashto: لر جنوبي وزیرستان ولسوالۍ) is adistrict located in the Dera Ismail Khan Division of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The Lower South Waziristan District was created in April 2022 after the South Waziristan District was bifurcated into Lower South Waziristan and Upper South Waziristan.[2] Wana city serves as its capital and district headquarters.[3][4][5]


At the time of the 2017 census, the area that would become Lower South Waziristan district had 28,938 households and a population of 307,851. The entire population was rural. Lower South Waziristan had a sex ratio of 887 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 29.27% - 42.49% for males and 14.06% for females. 115,795 (37.61%) were under 10 years of age. 252 (0.08%) were from religious minorities. Pashto was the predominant language, spoken by 97.82% of the population.[1]


The district is divided into the following four tehsils:

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  1. ^ a b "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^ "KP Cabinet approves South Waziristan's bifurcation for effective management". 13 April 2022.
  3. ^ "South Waziristan split into two districts - Upper and Lower". 14 October 2022.
  4. ^ "South Waziristan divided into two districts". 14 October 2022.
  5. ^ "South Waziristan divided into two districts". 14 October 2022.