Kurram Tribal Agency is located in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. Geographically, it covers the Kurram Valley region which is a valley in the northwestern part of Pakistan, neighboring Afghanistan. Most of the population is Pashtun and the main religion is Islam. Major tribes living in Kurram Agency are Turi, Bangash, Orakzai, Zazai, Mangal, Ghilzai and Para Tsamkani.
The name Kurram comes from the river Kurram, which flows along the valley. In the north it is surrounded by snow-covered or “white” mountains, the Koh-i-Sufaid, locally known in Pashto as Speen Ghar, which also forms the natural border with Afghanistan.
In Lower Kurram Agency, Alizai is a scenic place where tribes such as the Turi tribe and Alizai have natural richness depended upon hills and mountain with ever green forests and fields for growing crops like rice and wheat etc. The Kurram River drains the southern flanks of the Koh-i-Sufaid mountain range, and enters the Indus plains north of Bannu. The Agency has an area of 3,310 Square km. The population according to the 1998 census was 448,310.