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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 798 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BUNER, a valley on the Peshawar border of the North-West Frontier Province of India. It is a small mountain valley, dotted with villages and divided into seven sub-divisions. The Mora Hills and the Ilam range divide it from Swat, the Sinawar range from Yusafzai, the Guru mountains from the Chamla valley, and the Duma range from the Puran Valley. It is in-habited by the Iliaszai and Malizai divisions of the Pathan tribe of Yusafzais, who are called after their country the Bunerwals. There is no finer race on the north-west frontier of India than the Bunerwals. Simple and austere in their habits, religious and truthful in their ways, hospitable to all who seek shelter amongst them, free from secret assassinations, they are bright examples of the Pathan character at its best. They are a powerful and warlike tribe, numbering 8000 fighting men. The Umbeyla Expedition of 1863 under Sir Neville Chamberlain was occasioned by the Bunerwals siding with the Hindostani Fanatics, who had settled down at Malka in their territory. In the end the Bunerwals were subdued by a force of 9000 British troops, and Malka was destroyed, but they made so fierce a resistance, in particular in their attack upon the " Crag " picket, that the Indian medal with a clasp for " Umbeyla" was granted in 1869 to the survivors of the expedition. The government of India refrained from interfering with the tribe again until the Buner campaign of 1897 under Sir Bindon Blood. Many Bunerwals took part in the attack of the Swatis on the Malakand fort, and a force of 3000 British troops was sent to punish them; but the tribe made only a feeble resistance at the passes into their country, and speedily handed in the arms demanded of them and made complete submission.
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BY IJAZ ALI KHAN <CHANAR DAGGAR: At least 40 people killed and 70 other injured when a suicide bomber exploded his car near a polling station in Shalbandi village of Buner in North West Pakistan. Eye witnesses say that a suicide bomber rammed his car into the building of a government middle school, resulting into a powerful explosion that killed 40 people. “It was 10:35 in the morning when the explosion occurred. Hundreds of people were gathered at the school to cast their votes in the interim elections. The explosion also destroyed nearby markets and houses and 3 children were killed out of shock”, Sher Zada Khan, a local resident said. Officials of DHQ Hospital informed that above 70 people had been admitted to the emergency ward of the hospitals and many of them were in serious condition. Taliban Spokesman Haji Muslim Khan has accepted the responsibility for the suicide attack and said that it was Taliban revenge against the killing of 6 militants by the residents of Shalbandi village. Talking to Media in Mingora Muslim Khan said that any one opposing Taliban movement would face the same consequences. Sardar Babak, NWFP minister for education told reporters in Buner, that killing people in the name of religion was totally against the tenets of Islam and Pashtun traditions. It may be recalled that in August a tribal Lashkar of Buner residents had killed 6 militants affiliated with Taliban movement in exchange of fire.
Buner is one of the most beautiful and historical place in NWFP Pakistan. Shahzad Khan
I am whole heartedly apprecited the efforts of Sultan-e-Room Bacha who took such pain, waste his precious time and write so much for Buner. Due to which the Far fland district, a nameless and remote one introduces to the nation, and now the buner is known by most of the Pakistani and Buner have their idenity which made possible jsut because of your tireless efforts. Really I salute to his eforts. May Allah Almighty bless and grant him the age equal to Hazrat NOOH Alai-hissalam. Aameen. I want to write much more and commend your efforts by gathering such informations, deatils etc for buner, but unlukily I am not strong in English. However, I can pray and will pray for your long and prestigeous life. Presently I am serving at Islamabad Airport, Sir any service reqgarding me, you can coantact me. my services are avialable on 7/24/365 (round the clock). Thank you very much Sir, Best Regards, Once again I salute your honour.
History The Buner Valley lies on the Peshawar valley border of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is a small mountain valley, dotted with villages and divided into seven sub-divisions. The Mora Hills and the Ilam range divide it from the Swat Valley, the Sinawar range from Yusafzai, the Guru mountains from the Chamla valley, and the Duma range from the Puran Valley. Until the year 2000 it was a part of Malakand Division - until this division was abolished. In April 2009, the Taliban seized control of Buner, after a brief battle with local residents, who were unsupported by the Pakistani army. Strict rules were reportedly being enforced, including the elimination of video stores, bans on cutting beards, and the prevention of women from appearing in many public places.[3] On 29 April the government responded to the Taliban by sending the army to the region and dropping parachuters by helicopter.[4] By the end of May 2009, almost all of Buner was cleared of the Taliban.[5] [edit] Administration The district is divided into six tehsils, which are:[6] * Gadezai * Daggar * Gagra * Chagharzai * Chamla * Totalai The district headquarter is Daggar.[1] VILLAGES Buner contains a village named chanar. It is in a green valley, surrounded by high and green mountains. The famous mountains are grow . Similarly a village named Gata is also include in the beautiful villages. AMBILa is the last border of district Buner which shares borders with Mardan . On the border of Buner with Mardan is the village of Ambela. A police station is there on the road in the mountains
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