Establishment of KDA:
Housing is a basic need and thousands of familiies are struggling to have a roof over their heads. Rapid population growth, scarcity of Government resources, urbanization and the development imbalances between urband and rural areas have compounded the housing problem. In big Cities/Towns this problem has become further worsen. Mingora being hilly station and Divisional Headquarter of Malakand Division, the problems of housing there is still more serious and warrant launching of well planned scheme in Mingora and other Town of Malakand Division. To face this challenge, Provincial Urabnd Development Board Established Authority vide Notification 01.02.22/11345, dated 29/11/1989 named "KDA" in 1989 which is later on after dissolution of PUDB changed to KDA.
Abbottabad Development Authority is now working under the Administrative control of Secretary Local Government, Elections and Rural Development Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.