Alpuri is a Tehsil in the Shangla District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a population of nearly five hundred thousand inhabitants as per the 2017 population consensus. The area mainly consists of Pashtuns with Pashto being the language spoken by majority of the population.
The area consists of small valleys, hills and is surrounded between high mountains full of forests and greenery. The area has moderate climate meaning not very hot and not very cold either but it does experience a lot of rainfall throughout the year. The average temperature in Alpuri remains around 16 degree Celsius.
The region has a low literacy rate and is the lowest in the human development index for the province and the second lowest in the country overall. Life in Alpuri became to a halt when Taliban militants attacked and took over the town by surprise in 2007. The attack was so swift and surprising that it was met with no resistance from the local police. However, life has pretty much resumed to normal after the Pakistan army took back control of the town and surrounding regions.
Life coming back to normal has also paved the way for following banks to open up and carry out financial transactions in the area:
|Name||Branch Code||Address||Phone Number||ATM Facility|
|Muslim Commercial Bank||0317||Village PO, Alpuri, District Shangla||0996-850089||Yes|
|United Bank Limited||405||Khasra no. 2078, Alpuri Bazaar||0996-850509||Yes|
|National Bank of Pakistan||1934||Alpuri, District Shangla||0996-850155||Yes|
This is the list of banks present in the Alpuri. If you’re from Alpuri & can share more information like of any other banks, their locations (addresses), phone numbers or anything, please leave a comment so others can also benefit from it.