PESHAWAR, 17 December: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has released Rs7.2 billion funds to the district governments for development projects.

Officials of the local government department said Rs200 million have been released for district and tehsil councils and Rs208 million have been released for village and neighbourhood councils.

In the provincial budget 2016-17, the KP government has released a total amount of Rs14.4 billion for the local governments.