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PESHAWAR, June 23: The administration of Khyber Agency distributed cheques worth 5.4 million rupees among 44 underprivileged patients.

TNN correspondent says the Khyber Agency Political Agent, Mr Shahab Ali Shah, distributed cheques among the patients suffering from thalassemia, cancer, kidneys and heart problems in Khyber House, Peshawar.

The political agent said the poor people of Khyber Agency, suffering from various diseases, must be granted financial assistance from time to time.

After receiving a cheque, one Mr Imtiaz told TNN, “I am a heart patient from my early age but I didn’t have sufficient money for heart surgery. Now the political agent gave me 165,000 rupees and I will be able to do that. I am thankful to the political administration.”