Upper South Waziristan District

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Upper South Waziristan
ضلع جنوبی وزیرستان بالا
Pir Ghar, Baddar
Pir Ghar, Baddar
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
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • MayorN/A
 • Deputy CommissionerMr. Ashfaq Khan (BPS-18 PCS)
 • District Police OfficerNiaz Muhammad (BPS-18 PSP)
 • Total2,815 km2 (1,087 sq mi)
 • Total367,364
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils5
languagesHindko • Pashto • Urdu

Upper South Waziristan District is a district located in the Dera Ismail Khan Division of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The Upper South Waziristan District was established on 13 April 2022 when the South Waziristan District was bifurcated into Lower South Waziristan and Upper South Waziristan.[2] Spinkai Karzai region was declared as its capital.[3][4][5]


At the time of the 2017 census, the area that would become the Upper South Waziristan district had 50,745 households and a population of 367,364, entirely rural. Upper South Waziristan had a sex ratio of 908 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 38.65% - 57.01% for males and 18.58% for females. 129,568 (37.61%) were under 10 years of age. 110 (0.03%) were from religious minorities. Pashto was the predominant language, spoken by 95.48% of the population. 3.21% of the population spoke 'Other' languages, most likely Ormuri.[1]


The district is divided into the following 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.