Until July 1983 the areas now comprising Dera
(DBA) were included in Kohlu Agency.
The Agency is named after its headquarter town
`Dera Bugti'. Dera (a Balochi word) means `abode' or `habitat', while `Bugti'
is the name of a Baloch tribe. Thus `Dera Bugti' means the abode of the Bugtis
the dominant tribe of this Agency.
History of Colonial Administration
The Bugti territory was one of the last
territories to fall to the British Colonial rule. The Bugtis defied the British
imperialism's force with great courage and fought a number of battles against
the British troops during the nineteenth century. They had, however, to come to
truce in the last quarter of the 19th century when the British Government's rule
extended to what is now Dera Bugti Agency. The latter constituted then a part
of a wider administrative unit, Sibi district.
Until 1974, DBA territory was administered as a
part of Sibi district. In 1974, the latter was re-organized to create Nasirabad
district and Kohlu Agency. DBA territory was included in Kohlu Agency from
which it was detached in July 1983 to create what is now Dera Bugti Agency.
DBA doesn't have many places of tourists
interest except the fort of Nawab Mohammad Akbar Khan Bugti and the Sui gas
installation at Sui town.
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