Lower Dir is one of the 26 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a population of nearly 1.4 million inhabitants. The majority of the population consists of Pashtuns and Pashto being the main language spoken by majority of the people. The largest city of the Lower Dir district is Timergara which is also the district headquarter followed by Chakdara as the second largest city. The district is further subdivided into 7 Tehsils which have a total of 41 Union Councils.
Historically the region was not a part of Pakistan but was a princely state ruled by Nawab Shah Jehan Khan. It merged with Pakistan in 1969 and was declared a district in 1970. In 1996 Dir district was divided into Upper Dir and Lower Dir. The climate of the area can be described as moderate with the highest average temperatures going up to 38 degrees and the lowest at 0 degree Celsius. The education and literacy rate of the region remains at a low with agriculture being the main source of income. Most of the region depicts a rural community but slowly there is progress towards an urban lifestyle especially in the main commercial city of Timergara.
This trend of urbanization has led to opening up of a few banks in the city, which include:
|Name||Branch Code||Address||Phone Number||ATM Facility|
|Habib Bank Limited||1105||Timergara Branch, Dir Lower, Un-Settled Area||0945-823750||Yes|
|Allied Bank Limited||0395||Main Bazar, Timergara||0945-8218089||Yes
|National Bank of Pakistan||0841||Main branch, Timergara||0945-821636||Yes|
|The Bank of Khyber||NA||Kumbar Maidan, Lower Dir||0945-885322||No|
|United Bank Limited||388||Kumbar Maidan, Lower Dir||0945-888234||Yes|
This is the list of the large number of banks present in the Lower Dir. Moreover, western union services are also available to send and receive money.
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