Dera Bugti is a district located in the south west of Balochistan province
of Pakistan. Dera Bugti is named after its headquarter town 'Dera Bugti'.
Dera (a Balochi word) means `abode' or `habitat', while `Bugti' is the
name of the major Baloch tribe. Thus Dera Bugti means the abode of the
Bugtis, the dominant tribe of this district. Dera Bugti district has three
sub-districts: Dera Bugti, Sui and Phailawagh. Natural gas is the major
mineral wealth of Dera Bugti district. There are four major gas fields:
Sui gas field, Pir Koh Gas field, Loti Gas field and Uch Gas field. Natural
Gas was discovered at Sui in 1963 for use all over the country. The first
natural gas supply plant was established at Sui (in 1963). Besides Sui,
Pir Koh, Loti, and Uch, gas is believed to be also present in other parts
of Dera Bugti district.
The district is administratively subdivided into three Union Councils,
* Dera Bugti
The population of Dera Bugti district was estimated to be over 250,000
in 2005. Over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims. The Bugti is
the Baloch tribe in the district.