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The Diamer District ( ur| ), also spelled Diamir District,) is one of the 14 districts of Pakistan-administered territory of Gilgit-Baltistan. The headquarters of the district is the town of Chilas. The district is bounded by on the north by the Tangir and the Gilgit districts, on the east by the Astore District, on the south by the Naran District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and the Neelum District of Azad Kashmir, and on the west by the Upper Kohistan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The Karakoram Highway passes through the Diamer District.

History

Prior to 2019, the Darel District and the Tangir District were part of the Diamer District but were subsequently elevated to district status


Education


According to the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2015, the Diamer District was ranked 95th out of 148 districts in terms of education. For facilities and infrastructure, the district was ranked 127th out of 148. Educational institutions in the district are now required to ensure access, equity, and quality of education. In 1992, Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik, the former Deputy Commissioner of the Diamer District, with the assistance of his wife, Mrs. Shahnaz Akhtar Malik, opened the first-ever Chilas Public School, in the Deputy Commissioner House.


Transportation


Before the Karakoram Highway was opened in 1978, the only road from the south to the town of Gilgit was a rough track north from Balakot to the Babusar Pass (via Kaghan, Naran, Besal, and Gittidas) and further north from Babusar Gah to Chilas. The road up to Besal is better than it was previously, and the road from Besal to the Babusar Pass is good, having been recently metaled.

See also

*Districts of Gilgit–Baltistan

References

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