Shinkiarai is a Union Council of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The police station was also established before partition. At that time Baffa was police chowki of Shinkiri Police Station (thana) and the second police chowki was Battal. Both Chowkies have now became police Stations (thanas) while historically with poor political background Shinkiari is still a (thana) instead of tehsil of Mansehra District. Most of the people are from the Swati Pukhtoon tribe and Pashto speakers. But the common language is Hinko in the Hazarah belt. Shinkiarai is a combination of two pashto words “Shin” meaning green and kiarai meaning garden or place of greenery. The specialty here is drinking water that is very sweet ant tasty with many digestive minerals. This is the main reason for the increasing population of the city. It is a very important city from its political and geographical points of view. Its topography is very level towards Lower Pakhal. It is the very first city of Pakhal. It is a junction point for Siran Valley, Konsh Valley and Baffa.