DI Khan is spread over an area of 7326 sq.kms bearing a population of 1,627,132 persons. A population growth of approximately 90% has occurred in the district in 19 years.
The economic and business development potential of the Dera Ismail Khan is enormous, a district situated in the west bank of the Indus River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has abundant land where different crops and fruits are produced employing thousands of households. Research and development and introduction of modern farming techniques can enhance production yield.
Cluster based strategy for local minerals of the area needs to be developed in order to introduce new modern techniques and get full potential. There is huge potential for expansion in embroidery sector by developing linkages of the local artisans with fashion designers and fashion institutes of Pakistan and enhancing their capacity.Dera Ismail Khan also presents investment opportunities in for local and foreign firms in Oil & Gas sector in“D.I.Khan East, West Block& Khushal Block”.