Lakki Marwat District

Lakki Marwat District

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Lakki Marwat District

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Lakki Marwat (Pashto/Urdu: لکی مروت) is one of the Southern Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It was created as an administrative district on July 1, 1992, prior to which it was a Tehsil of Bannu District.


There are two different stories about the "Lakki" part of the District's name. One story says that long ago a battel was fought between the Marwat tribe and Wazir and Marwat tribe started to unite a army. The army was huge enough that people say almost 1 Lac Marwat. Then the word "Lac" become Lakki therefore, it is called Lakki Marwat.

Another story links this name to one Lakki Ram or Lukko Ram, a Hindu trader who is considered to be the original founder of this town. Yet another source claims that the town was initially known as Ihsan Pur.

The second part of the District’s name comes from the warrior tribe of Marwat who has inhabited the entire area for several centuries.

" Lakki derives from Pali language, which is equivalent of Laksmi, goddess of beauty and fortune. The last part of its name is emarta'watta means source of elixir. By the revages of time it changed to Marwat. It is a metaphor for the river Gambeela."



According to the census of 1998, the district had a population of 490,025.1998 District Census Report of Lakki Marwat, Population Census...
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