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QUETTA, May 21: The government of Balochistan has created a new district — Lehri in Nasirabad division.

Bakhtiarabad will be the headquarters of the new district carved out under section 6 of the Balochistan Land Revenue Act 1967, according to a notification issued by the revenue department on Tuesday.

It said the district would comprise the tehsils of Lehri and Bhag, except the Sorani revenue area. The tehsils have been separated from the districts of Sibi and Kachhi.

Separating Lehri from Sibi was a longstanding demand of political parties and people of the area.

The number of districts in Balochistan has now reached 31.