Malakand Division
ملاکنڈ ڈویژن
ملاکنډ څانګه
Map of Malakand Division
Map of Malakand Division
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
 • TypeDivisional Administration
 • CommissionerN/A
 • Regional Police OfficerN/A
 • Total32,007 km2 (12,358 sq mi)
 • Total8,608,378

Malakand Division is an administrative division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It contains the following districts:[1]



Until 1970 the area was known as the Malakand Agency.[2] In 1970, Malakand Division was formed from the princely states of Chitral, Dir and Swat (incorporated into West Pakistan in 1969) and an area around the Malakand Fort known as the Malakand Protected Area. The capital of Malakand Division is Saidu Sharif, with the largest city being Mingora (Swat) . In late 2018, former Chitral District was bifurcated into Upper Chitral District, from Mastuj Tehsil, and Lower Chitral District, from Chitral Tehsil.[3]

New Division

In December 2021 Chief Minister Mahmood Khan announced that Malakand Division would be divided into two separate divisions in order to improve the services and to facilitate the people. the proposed name for the new division is "Dir or Panjkora" division.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan Archived 2006-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Profile of Pakistan's Tribal Areas
  3. ^ "Chitral bifurcated into two districts". Chitral bifurcated into two districts - Chitral Today. Chitral Today. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Malakand to be divided into two separate divisions: Mahmood". 30 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Govt urged to start process to create Dir division". 13 August 2022.
  6. ^ "PHC moved for bifurcation of Malakand division". 22 April 2022.

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