Dera Ismail Khan

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Dera Ismail Khan
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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 31.816667°N 70.916667°E
Altitude: 165 m (541 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Dera Ismail Khan
State/Province: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, old NWFP
Country: Pakistan
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Dera Ismail Khan was the capital of Dera Ismail Khan District in the North West Frontier Province during the British period. In the 1920s it was always referred to as D.I.K. [1]


  • St Thomas Church.


Comment on FIBIS’s Facebook page 11 August 2013 by Shahjahan Bhatti "There is graveyard on River Indus in Dera Ismail Khan. All graves are of English people who died here. .. I have witnessed around hundred cemented graves with a cemented boundry wall. The cemetery is situated in cantonement area where these days civilians are not allowed...". Comment by Omer Khan "I thought that there was an old Christian graveyard near the old Anglican Church..."


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Historical books online

  • "Waziristan District" by Lieutenant-Colonel B. B. Burke Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 1925;44:3 pages 204-207. "Every officer must carry a loaded revolver when travelling on account of the possibility of fanatical attacks".


  1. "Notes on a Tour Through Waziristan" by Major A. D. Stirling Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 1927;49:2 pages 143-151.