Location of Buner District (highlighted in red) within the North-West Frontier Province.
Buner District (Pashto: ? ????? ???????) (pronounced: Boonair) is a district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
The Buner Valley lies on the Peshawar valley border of the North-West Frontier Province. 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. On 29 April the government responded to the Taliban by sending the army to the region and dropping parachuters by helicopter. By the end of May 2009, almost all of Buner was cleared of the Taliban.
The district is divided into two tehsils, which are:
The capital of the district is Daggar.
The district has three constituencies in the provincial assembly, these are:. Following the elections of 2008 the Awami National Party won all three seats:
PF-77 (Buner-I)-----------Sardar Hussain---------Awami National Party
PF-78 (Buner-II)---------Qaiser Wali Khan--------Awami National Party
PF-79 (Buner-III)-----------Said Rahim------------Awami National Party
Buner contains a village named Pir Baba. It is in a green valley, surrounded by high and green mountains. The famous two mountains are Elum Ghar and Dua Saray Ghar. This is the land of many great saints. Pir Baba, Dewanababa and Shalbandi Baba are the famous among the locals and outsiders. Kinger Gali is the last border of district Buner which shares borders with Mardan and Malakand Agency.