Batkhela is the core of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Pakistan. It is the capital of Malakand District. Malakand District is considered to be important part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because it is connected with Bajaur, Swat, Bunair and Lower Dir.
The district has been surrounded by mountains that were loaded with variety of trees before, now the area is barren. The Malakand District Pass interconnects Mardan; Swat and Dir. The Malakand Pass is located near Dargai. In 1895 and 1897 and Batkhela was established. It is when Pushtun tribes fought about two known battles with British Army. It is a beautiful place. Major source of income is through agriculture and trade. As being the core of Malakand it has availability of different known banks as well as the ATM facility is provided by most of them.
Most of the people are Pashtuns that is they speak Pashto, which is their mother language. The district was known for its high rate crimes. Yousufzai is a well known clan of pashtuns and the community lives in the north of Malakand. Whereas in the south of Malakand Pass Ranizias that is the other community of Pushtun lives. It is known as Sam Ranizai.
For any kind of financial transactions following banks provide with the services.
|NAME OF THE BANK||BRANCH CODE||ADDRESS OR LOCATION||CONTACT NUMBER||ATM FACILITY AVAILABILITY|
|National Bank of Pakistan||1534||Batkhela M.Br||(0932) 41164||Yes|
|HBL Bank||5030||Khasra #76 Khewat# 19, Main Bazar Batkhela, District Malakand Agency||(0932) 410506||No|
|The Bank of Khyber||–||Main Bazar Batkhela Malakand Agency ,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||–||Yes|
|Bank Alfalah||318||Main Bazar, Batkhela, Malakand||0932-412403||Yes|
|Askari Bank||-755||Askari Bank, IBB, Ikhwan Huma plaza first and ground floor main bazaar, Batkhela||111-000-787||Yes|
|MCB Bank||0308||Village & PO Batkhela Malakand||(0932) 410514, 415775||Yes|
|United Bank Limited||143||Bank Road, Mardan, Cantt||0932-412374||Yes|
|Bank Islami||0080||Main Bazar Batkhela||0932-412521-4||Yes|
Above is the list of branches of known banks in Batkhela. Many of the branches are open on Saturday as well. The financial transactions can also be done by e Sahulat available in Batkhela. The bank of Khyber has been there for micro finance services.
If you are from Batkhela and are there are any other banks you can share the information to benefit the tourists.