Tank City Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tank is also called Tonk. Tank is the capital city of Tank District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. Tank city is located near Waziristan.
Tank is situated to north west of the Indus River and close to the Takht-i-Sulaiman mountain Range. Tank is hot and humid in summer. It’s a minor yet thriving city at the west bank of the Indus river.
At western side of the city lies the Federally Administered Tribal Areas abbreviated to FATA making Tank the gateway to the no-mans land as the FATA is commonly perceived. The mainly Pashtun tribes that inhabit the area are fiercely independent, but until recently the tribes had very friendly relations with Pakistan.
In the book Tank: Crossroads to the Frontier Tribes by Molly Pont, an English Missionary surgeon who came to Tank in 1983 the town was described as follows:
“…unknown, unloved, and lost to the world in the wastes edging Waziristan…not one in a hundred Pakistanis beyond the River Indus has heard of this strategic little town”
Population of Tank City
1- 1972 = 14306
2- 1981 = 25003
3- 1998 = 33930