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Dera Ismail Khan

(dā`rə ĭsmīl` khän), town (1981 pop. 64,358), N central Pakistan, c.1 mi (1.6 km) on the western bank of the Indus River. A district administrative center, it is known for its lacquered woodwork, glass and ivory ware, mats, and sarongs. Newer industries include soap factories and textile, rice, flour, and oil mills. The old town, founded in 1469 by a Baluchi chief, was washed away by the Indus River; the new town was laid out in 1823. The city is seat of Gomal Univ. (est. 1974) and numerous colleges affiliated with Peshawar Univ.

Dera Ismail Khan

 

a city in Pakistan in the province of Punjab; situated on one of the tributaries of the Indus (formerly on the river itself). Population, 47,100 (1961).

Dera Ismail Khan is the trading center of an agricultural region. It has a variety of handicrafts, including articles of lacquered wood and ivory.

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LAKKI MARWAT -- Pakistan Tehrik-Insaf chief Imran Khan released falcons at a function in DI Khan district on Monday.
Proposal regarding extension in truck terminals in other districts of KP including Peshawar and DI Khan also came under discussion.
The dead bodies and injured have been shifted to Teaching Hospital DI Khan for medico legal formalities.
Slain KPK Law Minister, Israrullah Gandapur has been laid to rest in the native graveyard in DI Khan.
According to the Express Tribune, Pakistani intelligence intercepted the message between two commanders of the Tehrik-e-Taliban in which one commander namely Waleed bin Talib said that the group has achieved some of their objectives in the attack on DI Khan jail and for achieving bigger objectives they will take action where the 'big bosses' sit.
A Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) statement issued on Monday said that the areas worst affected as far as the telecommunication infrastructure is concerned includes Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi, Swat, Dir, Malakand, Kohat, Jehangira, DI Khan and Timergara.
The PPP leader told the delegation that Rs 30 million had been allocated for the renovation and expansion of the DI Khan Airport.
LAKKI MARWAT -- The wildlife team foiled a bid to smuggle precious birds to Afghanistan and seized houbara bustards and grey partridges from two birds smugglers on Bannu DI Khan road on Saturday.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN -- As many as 40 policemen including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) have been dismissed after an inquiry established that their negligence led o the DI Khan jailbreak and around 200 inmates had fled the jail two years back.
The minimum temperature recorded during the last 24 hours in Peshawar was 21 C while the maximum remained 38C, Abbottabad 17C and 33C, DI Khan 22C and 39, Parachinar 28C and 36 C and Kohat 25C and 37C.
According to the Express Tribune, he said that they were working to stop the threats the police was receiving and a similar incidents like the DI Khan jail break.
Water level at River Indus near DI Khan has also raised and 6,18,073 cusec water has been discharged at Chesma barrage at 1pm.