The Tikriwal or Tekriwal is actually a geographical name for the sub-tribes of the Swati Pashtuns living in a valley called Tikri or Tikrai.

The valley of "Tikrai" is situated in the present day Batagram District at the eastern slope of the famous Black Mountain i.e. Tor Ghar or Kala Dhaka.

Also known as Meghwal in the north western part of India. The people are considered to be decendents of Rishi Megh. Now classified as Scheduled Caste under india's system of positive discrimination.

District Batagram has geographical borders with Kohistan District, Tribal Area of Tor Ghar (Black Mountain), Shangla District and Malakand Division. The district consists of two sub-divisions or Tehsils Batagram and Allai) that consist upon a total of 20 Union Councils.


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