|Province||North-West Frontier Province|
|- District Nazim||Shahid iqbal s/o khurshid|
|- District Naib Nazim||Malak Tahir Usman|
|- Total||3,372 km2 (1,301.9 sq mi)|
|- Density||128/km2 (331.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Number of Tehsils||3|
Until 1940, this whole area was ruled by the Teri Nawab. Teri was the capital and the only Tehsil. It had tappas (satrapies): Teri, Seni, Khurram and Barak. Between 1940 and 1982 it was a part of Kohat, after the July 1, 1982, it has been an independent district with Karak as its capital.
The district is predominantly populated by Khattak tribe, one of the famous tribes of Pakistan.
The series of high and low mountains of salt range enter into Karak from Punjab. There are large number of salt mines in Jatta Ismail Khel Garh jawal khel and Bahadar Khel areas. There are also large number of mines of Gypsum in Jatta valley and Garh jawal khel. Now due to the gas discovery in Makori and Nashpa huge number of industries are being installed beside the road in Jatta Ismail Khel. Jatta Ismail Khel is now becoming emerging economic solution for Karak.
Karak has one of the largest uranium mines in Pakistan under supervision of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Gas has been recently discovered in Shakardara, Gurguri Makori and noshpa banda areas. However, agriculture still remains the main source of living for people.
|PF-40 (Karak-1)||Mian Nisar Gul Kakakhel||ANP Minisitor for Prisons NWFP|
|PF-41 (Karak-2)||Malik Muhammad Qasim||JUI (F)|
|Women Reserve Seats||Mehr Sultana (Advocate)||PMLN|
The district of Karak is administratively subdivided into three tehsils.
MNA abid shaheen Khattak MPA from PF41 is Malik javid
Hot during the summer temperature touching 30-35and sand storms are common. However, Lakkara regions are the coolest part in summer where people use blankets at night. The best time to visit is between Nov-April with lush green fields of wheat, grams.By the reason of the Khattak nationality is very hardworker on the Government level but they have no accuracy in the job. Then they try to achieve meaningful for the area where is no wheat and other thing actlike the greencherry to the banuu stock to send many part of the in country.
Diverse wild life across the district with annual hunting season of quails, cranes, black and brown pheasants. It is a well known place for hunting quails (batair) and fowl. There are game reserves used for hunting by the VIPs. One such hunting place is Darab o' Kachch abundant in partridges and quail. Hunting is a popular pastime in the area.
There are a number of Festivals (Melay) that take place on a weekly basis, Sabirabad mela on Monday, land kamar mela on Friday and takht-e-e Nasratti mela on Saturday are the most famous festivals of the district with people attending, buying daily stuf , entertaining themselves and also people from neighbouring cities attend these festivals.
The district has a total population of 536,000 - of this males number 281,244 while female number 254,756. The population is mainly rural (86%), the annual growth rate is 4.26% and the main tribes are the Barak sub-tribe of Khattak - the main language is Pashto. The literacy rate is 94.84% in urban areas and 81.07% in rural areas.
Khurram Muhammad Zai is a prominent town of Tehsil Banda Daud Shah of District Karak. It is 16 kilometers from Banda Daud Shah Its location is 33°6'34N 70°52'4E.
Khurram Muhammad Zai is situated on Peshawar- D I Khan High way. To its North is the Mountain range of Surtang, towards West is the Bannu District, the district karak HQ is in the south and to the east is District Kohat. It is approximately 130 kilometers south of the provincial capital, Peshawar. It is the oldest village on the main road. It has a Military Camping Ground being used by the British Convoys in their movements.
The population of the town is about 15 thousand. Other villages in surrounding are Bahadur Khell to the West, Hoti Banda, Shawah Zawah, Totaki and Shawah to the East. The major Pashtun tribe settled in Khurram Muhammad Zai is Khattaks. The inhabitants are mostly formers but considerable number is serving in government jobs. Weather of Khurram is extreme in both summer and winter. There is a scarcity of water and the rainfall is negligible. DAK BANGLOW Khurram, is the old building which has its own history. It was built by the British Government as a Rest House for its Dignitaries. It is in distorted condition having no officials' care and proper maintenance. It is the home of many brave sons who have served and are serving in the armed forces of Pakistan. Some have rendered great sacrifices for the home land Pakistan. Few notable are :. Lt.Col. (R) Wazir Muhammad Khattak, (Tamgha – e- Imtiaz), Principal, Fauji Foundation Model School Lachi. Brig (R) Ihsan Ullah Khattak
Government High School Khurram is the main High School which was established in 1970. There are numerous public and private schools arround Khurram but there is no college in and around Khurram. The public is facing lot of inconvenience on this account.
The oldest and the main school is in mithakhel (shaheen children acadmy) . Seni Khattak are living in Tehsil Banda Daud Shah and Barak Khattak are living in Karak and Takh-e-Nasrati Tehsil. In the recent time large reservoirs of natural gas and oil at Makori have been discovered in Banda Daud Shah Tehsil. As the Barak Khattak are in majority, therefore, all of the funds allotted for development works by the government have been spent in Karak Tehsil. Because mostly MNA and MPs are selected from Karak Tehsil. Karak has got one of the largest Uranium mines in Pakistan.There are a large oil & gas is recovered in Gurguri union council . and a salt range in bakha banda in union council Gurguri tehsil Banda daud shah . Also a salt range in bahadur khial and Nari panus in Banda Daud Shah .Barak khattak is leaving in unoin council Gurguri karak . And a forest range in unoin council Gurguri from Bakha Banda to Ourbushi village , there are a large number of zatoon tree in this forest range.