Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mir Ali Valley (North Waziristan - Pakistan)

Mir Ali is a town of North Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas Adjusting with Bannu of Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 655 metres (2152 feet) and lies close to the border with Afghanistan.



Mostly  residents of Mir Ali valley are Dawar and Utman Zai Wazir tribals. Wazirs tribe reside in mountainous areas of NWA such as Spin Waaam, Shawa and Khiasu and Dawars reside in plane areas on both sides of the river Tochi. Some well known villages of Dawars in Mir Ali area are Hassu Khel, Haider Khel, Mussaki, Idaak, Khaddi, Hurmaz, Zeraki, Hakim Khel etc.

The common dress  consists of shirt, trousers, waist-coat, sheet of cloth, turban, and Chappal. Woman wears a sleeved blouse or petticoat and a long heavy shirt with trousers. 

The climate of the area is cold in winter and warm in summer. Summer season starts from May and continues until September. June is generally the warmest month.



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