Lakki Marwat

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Lakki Marwat or Lakki is the headquarters of Lakki Marwat District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. the town is administratively divided into 2 union councils.

History

In 1844 Fateh Khan Tiwana, the revenue collector of the Sikh government, built and garrisoned a fort in the heart of Marwat which he called Ihsanpur. A town grew up under its walls and became the capital of Marwat until 1864, when the site was abandoned and the inhabitants removed to Lakki on the right bank of the Gambila River. The municipality was constituted in 1874.

During British rule Lakki served as headquarters of the Marwat Tehsil of Bannu District then part of Dera Ismail Khan Division. The Population in 1901 was 5,218.

Tanzeel-ur-Rehman, also known as Tanzeela Marwat in section of society, remained the nazim of city from 200 to 2003. His unconditional support to Musharaf regime soon brought him into disgrace. On 1 January 2010, at least 99 people were killed in the town when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball game.

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