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Aloch (آلوچ)
Country Pakistan
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Time zoneUTC+5
Name of MPAFaisal Zeb Khan
A view of Aloch, Puran

Aloch (آلوچ) is a town in Shangla District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa included in Puran tehsil. Aloch is a commercial place for business community. Union Council Aloch is the largest Union Council of Tehsil Puran both on area and population basis. Aloch and Nimkalay comparatively have more facilities than the rest of Shangla District. The people at Aloch have almost access to all basic necessities of life and facilities at their doorsteps. They have a good hospital, Session Court, Police Setup, Schools and Colleges for both men and women, NADRA Office, Banks etc. within Aloch. Most of the inhabitants of Aloch belong to Abakhel branch of the subtribe Babozai of the major Pathan tribe Yousafzai.

A view of Donkacha Aloch, Puran

[1] Aloch is located at 34°43'60N 72°40'60E. and it is a rich fertile area of the district [2] It lies in the area affected by the 2005 earthquake[3]


  1. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Shangla - Government of Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  2. ^ Location of Aloch - Falling Rain Genomics Archived December 1, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Pakistan Times Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Bureau Report Archived October 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 34°44′0″N 72°41′0″E / 34.73333°N 72.68333°E / 34.73333; 72.68333