Allai tehsil of Battagram given district status.

BATTAGRAM -- The Allai tehsil of Battagram district has been given the status of a new district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to a notification issued here on Saturday, former chief minister Mahmood Khan, during a visit to Battagram, had announced that Allai would get the district status soon.

When contacted, Taj Muhammad Khan, former special assistant to chief minister on revenue and estate, told Dawn that the district status would herald development in Allai.

He said that after the cabinet's approval, the government had issued a notification, making Allai another district.

Meanwhile, people welcomed...

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