Bannu

Bannu (Urdu: بنوں‎; Pashto: بنو‎, in the local Pashto dialect called Bana or Bani Gul) The City Location Near Waziristan. is the principal city of the Bannu District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is an important road junction and market city. Bannu is a very old city, founded in ancient times; however, the present location of the downtown Bannu was founded by Sir Herbert Edwardes in 1848, and was formerly called Edwardesabad and Dhulipnagar. It lies in the north-west corner of the district, in the valley of the Kurram River and was a British military base, especially in actions against Afghan border tribes. The town is located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Kurram river, (35 k.m) East Of North and South Waziristan, 79 miles (127 km) south of Kohat, 27 km north of Serai Naurang, and 89 miles (143 km) north of Dera Ismail Khan. An inhabitant of Bannu is known as a Bannuchi.

Former President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan hailed from Bannu.

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Bannu Division - History
... Bannu Division was originally Bannu District of Dera Ismail Khan Division, during British rule, the Imperial Gazetteer of India describes the district of ... these ranges numerous spurs jut out into the Bannu plains, but no other hills break their level expanse ... which, entering the District at its north-western corner close to Bannu town, runs at first south-east, then south, and finally winds eastward through the Darra Tang or 'narrow gorge' which lies between ...
Tilok Chand Mehroom - Poetry
... Ghalib Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq during his 4 years in Bannu ... He wrote simple couplets whilst still at primary school, but it was in Bannu that he started taking his writing seriously ... By the time he finished his studies at Diamond Jubilee School (Bannu), his poems were being published in Makhzan (Lahore) and Zamana (Kanpur) ...
Serai Naurang
... It is located at Bannu - Dera Ismail Khan Road at a distance of 25 kilometers or 15 miles south of Bannu ... The town is commercially located between the districts of Bannu, Karak, Frontier Region of Bannu and Lakki Marwat ...
Waziristan War (2004–2006 Phase) - Transition in Tribal Areas: 2005–2006 - Ceasefire
... On June 21, 2006, pro-Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants in the Bannu region of North Waziristan stated they shot down a Bell military helicopter that was reported to have crashed ... had taken off from a base camp in Bannu at around 7 am for Miramshah and crashed 15 minutes later into the Baran Dam in the Mohmandkhel area on Wednesday morning ... On the same day militants killed an inspector and two constables on a road connecting Bannu and the main town of Miranshah ...
Bannu Medical College – BMC
... Minister of Khyber PakhtunKhwa announced the establishment of Bannu Medical College and Health Department issued its notification No.SO-ІVІ2–36 dated ... Bannu Medical College is temporarily based in the newly constructed Building of Government High School No 3, having enough infrastructure and a cover area of 600 ... The permanent set-up having a purpose built building will be located in Bannu Township in an area of 600 Kanal of Land ...