The District Bannu is approximately 192 kilometers to the south of Peshawar and lies in a sedimentary basin. It is flanked and guarded on all sides by the hard and dried mountain ranges of Koh-e-Suleiman. It is a scenic part of the southern region, due to the Kurram River and its tributaries. They have made it a land of meadows, crops and orchards. Every kind of crop and fruit can be grown in it, but the banana, dates, figs and rice are unique in their taste, smell and shape. The derivation of the name Bannu is shrouded in obscurity. “Banuchis” claim to be descendants from one Bano, wife of Shitak. Bannu Became a district in 1847. Mianwali was a part of Bannu District till 1901.