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, North West Frontier Province having been created out of Punjab in 1901. In the 1920s it was always referred to as D.I.K. [1]



  • 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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External links

  • Photograph: Dera, Church in Cantt by Mudasir Hassan uploaded April 18, 2009, now archived. Appears to be St. Thomas's Church.
  • "Opening Up of Baluchistan" "Motor Road through the Mountains to link Dera Ismail Khan with Fort Sandeman. Bridle paths running through the Takht-i-Sulaiman mountains are being transformed into a motor highway". The Straits Times, 28 April 1940, Page 12. Newspapers-Singapore Government. (You need to agree to Terms and Conditions of Use)
  • "D. I. Khan: How cities change" by Prof. Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi June 28th, 2009 The Pakistani Spectator. now archived.
  • Church is melancholy reminder of region's rebellions. 03 Apr 2006 article detailing condition of St Thomas's Church and Memorial Inscriptions in Dera Ismail Khan., archived.

Historical books online


  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.