Kalakhel

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Kala Khel is a clan of Tirah Adam Khel. Adam Khel is a sub-tribe of Afridi that has originated from the Karlanee or Karlani group of Pashtuns. The Kala Khel clan of Tirah Adam Khel inhabits in FR Peshawar region [1] and in Bara and Torghar as well. It can be found on Google Maps at 33.728623N,71.55256E and Tirah valley of Khyber agency at 33.73N, 71.01E. [ citation needed ]

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The Kala Khel of FR Peshawar borders Frontier Region Kohat to south, Ali khel and Pareedi to east, Akhorwal to west and Peshawar district to east, while the Kala Khel of Tirah valley borders Orakzi to south, Shalobar to east, Bhattan and Bar Qamber Khel to west and Malikdin Khel to east. The location of Kala Khel in FR Peshawar is also known as Ocha Lagada. [ citation needed ]

The Assistant Political Agent of Bara subdivision of Khyber Agency looks after the matters of Kala Khel due to its presence in Tirah valley. The Political Agent of Khyber Agency is also the administrative head who has great authority and control. The overall administration of FATA is run by FATA Secretariat based in Peshawar, the Capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. [ citation needed ]

People and race

As a sub-clan of Tirah Adam Khel, all inhabitants of Kala Khel ethnically are Afridi Pakhtoons. [2] The Afridis have originated from the Karlanee or Karlani group of Pashtuns.

Geography

The area of Kala Khel of FR Peshawar is hilly with average heights of over 1,000 m (3,300 ft) above sea level. Gorgora, Palosa, Olive trees can be seen on hills almost amounting to forest.

The area of Kala Khel of Tirah valley is also mountainous, with average heights of some 2,500m (8,000 ft) above sea level. Higher still are the blue pines; but below on the shelving plains are nothing but fruit trees. [ citation needed ]

Religion

Islam is the only religion of the people here. All are Sunni Muslim and follower of the Hanafi thought of School (Fiqah).

Places to visit

  1. Grand Central Mosque (Jumma Masjid)-(Jumy Jumaat)
  2. Saaoke (Famous Hilly Site for Picnic)
  3. Malik Haji Hakeem Khan (Late) S/O Malik Jaffar Khan (Late) kallay
  4. Khro Taalao (Pool Like Site for Picnic)
  5. Mangoti (Famous Picnic Spot)
  6. G.H.S Malik Jaffar Khan Killi (High School)
  7. Mountains (Manza & Gorro Hills)
  8. Gorrow Kalli (Cave Houses)
  9. Sary Khwa (Famous Picnic Spot)
  10. Perwaray (Famous Picnic Spot)
  11. Gheedar Colony
  12. Haji Barakath Kalay
  13. Seth Haji Muhammad Din Afridi (Late) s/o Khayal Din Afridi (Late) Kalay (Mast Ali Khel)
  14. The Green Field in Village Palosa Buair Khan Kalay
  15. The Grand Sharjah Kalay
16=Landay kalay [small london]

17. Condoli Kalay -کنڈولیکلے

Languages

Pashtu or Pukhto is spoken as a mother language here, but English and Urdu are also known to the people due to a decent literacy rate of the area.

Education

Education is on the priority list of the Kala Khel people. The young generation is very keen to get quality Education. For this great purpose, the Government has established many Primary,Middle and a High Schools . Apart from Government Schools, private Schools have also been set up to control the deficiency of Schools due to the high ratio of enrollments. The Khyber Agency has the highest ratio of literacy rate compared to other Agencies of FATA.

Around 80% of the young generation is well versed with Computers and are proficient in Information Technology domain. One of the leading scholars in the domain of Information Technology is Allauddin Afridi. He started the first Computer Center in the village. Later on, one of the prominent organization named as "Khyber Development Organization" started English Language, Tuition Center & Nazira Quran Center to increase literacy.

  1. Govt. High School, Malik Jaffar Khan Kalay
  2. Govt. Primary School, Malik Jaffar Khan Kalay
  3. Govt. Girls Primary School, Malak Jaffar Khan Kalay
  4. Govt. Primary School, Sher Khan Kalay
  5. Govt. Girls Middle School, Azam Din Kalay
  6. Govt. Middle School, Saleem Raza Kalay
  7. Govt. Primary School, Babar Khel Kalay Esara Kanda Goray
  8. Govt.Girls Primary School, Babar Khel Kalay Esara Kanda Goray
  9. Govt. Middle School, Chorlaka Kala Khel
  10. Govt. Girls Primary School, Chorlaka Kala Khel
  11. Govt. Middle School, Banda Kala Khel
  12. Khalifa Children Academy. Main Chowk
  13. Hamdard Model High School Haji Mewa Din Kalay
  14. Alkhidmat Model High School Haji Rakham Din Kalay
  15. Islamia Model School Haji Muhammad Din Afridi Kalay (Mast Ali Khel)

Earlier Fewer students of Kala Khel were interested in competing for Civil Services and aspired for getting Technical Education hoping for better career in the Middle East later on. However now the young energetic generation of Kala Khel seems more inclined towards Civil Services and aspiring to utilize their potentials in Medical and Engineering in Pakistan.

Agriculture

Agriculture is the main but small source of livelihood here. A variety of crops are grown here due to fertility of the land. Some people here are government employed like teachers, doctors and clerks. But the majority of people earn by working overseas. Wheat, maize, tobacco, sugar-cane and a wide variety of vegetables are the main crops here.

Mining

Nature has bestowed Federally Administered Tribal Areas with a great potential of natural resources like coal, gas, forests and other minerals. A large reservoir of coal has been discovered in Kala Khel in recent past. Mining is in progress to exploit this natural resource. It can play a vital role in uplift of economic condition of the people and area. The people have taken great interest in mining. Scientific and latest methods are being used to take advantage of this reservoir.

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References

  1. FATA Archived 2012-09-18 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Afridi Tribes