Alizai, Kurram

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علی زئی
Alizai is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 33°19′N 70°12′E / 33.32°N 70.20°E / 33.32; 70.20Coordinates: 33°19′N 70°12′E / 33.32°N 70.20°E / 33.32; 70.20
Country  Pakistan
Province Federally Administered Tribal Areas
District Kurram Agency
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code +925

Alizai (Urdu:علی زئی) is a Tehsil headquarters, its Markaz is Alizai town, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, located near the Durand Line border with Afghanistan.[1] There are three places named Alizai in the Kurram Agency, but this article refers to Alizai in the Lower Kurram Agency.

It is Tehsil headquarters of Kurram Agency. Kurram Valley is divided into three tehsils. The Alizai Tehsil boundaries start from Sakhi Ahmadshah in northwest to Chapri at the bottom of Kurram. It is considered a peaceful place in the Kurram Agency although some civil unrest took place recently. The British Govt maintained detention facilities in Alizai, Pakistan at is second oldest tehsil to parachinar in kurram agency.