Dera Ismail Khan Division
ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان ڈویژن
ډېره اسماعيل خان څانګه
Dera Ismail Khan Division (red) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Dera Ismail Khan Division (red) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
CapitalDera Ismail Khan
 • TypeDivisional Administration
 • CommissionerAmir Latif (PAS) [1]
 • Regional Police OfficerNasir Memood Satti (PSP)

Dera Ismail Khan Division is an administrative division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.[2] It is the southernmost division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CNIC code of Dera Ismail Khan Division is 12.


Dera Ismail Khan Division borders Bannu Division (also Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in the north, Dera Ghazi Khan Division and Sargodha Division (both Punjab) in the south-east and east respectively, Zhob Division (Balochistan) province in the south, and Afghanistan in the west.


It was formed after the implementation of the One Unit Scheme in 1954, according to which the North-West Frontier Province was divided into Dera Ismail Khan and Peshawar Divisions reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government. Until the 1990s, it also contained Bannu Division. After the passing of the 25th Amendment in 2018, the South Waziristan Tribal Agency was added to the division.[3][4]


It currently contains the following districts:[5]


  1. ^ "Ex-policeman, teacher killed in Dera shootout". Dawn (newspaper). 28 December 2021. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  2. ^ "DI Khan Division". Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  3. ^ Report, Bureau (2018-07-20). "BoR notifies merger of tribal agencies, FRs with KP areas". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  4. ^ PakistanToday. "KP govt notifies new divisions following FATA merger | Pakistan Today". Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  5. ^ "District wise Economic Profile of KPK". Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company. Retrieved 12 May 2022.

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