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MALAKAND, July 22: The administration of Malakand Agency has banned fairs on occasion of coming Eid.

The deputy commissioner of Malakand issued a notification, banning the fairs in the area due to security reasons.

The Malakand administration says the decision was made after a meeting with local residents’ welfare committees. Members of the committees told the Malakand administration that the fairs were usually held in Batkhela, Thana, Dargai and Sakhakot areas but added that there were issues of thefts and drug sale in those areas as well.

The authorities finally decided to ban all these activities in the areas and announced that those who violated the ban, would be punished.

Earlier, such fairs used to be held in the mentioned areas and a big number of local people would participate in the events.

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