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A city of northwest Pakistan northwest of Lahore. It has long been strategically important for its proximity to the Khyber Pass.


(Placename) a city in N Pakistan, at the E end of the Khyber Pass: one of the oldest cities in Pakistan and capital of the ancient kingdom of Gandhara; university (1950). Pop: 1 255 000 (2005 est)


(pɛˈʃɑ wər)

a city in N Pakistan, near the Khyber Pass: capital of the North-West Frontier Province. 1,676,000.
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Noun1.Peshawar - city in northern Pakistan at the eastern end of the Khyber PassPeshawar - city in northern Pakistan at the eastern end of the Khyber Pass
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Worn with pain, and weak from the prolonged hardships which I had undergone, I was removed, with a great train of wounded sufferers, to the base hospital at Peshawar.
PESHAWAR -- Deputy Commissioner Peshawar in exercise of powers under section 144 Cr.
Sharif Gul, Principal Government Superior Science College Peshawar has been transferred and posted as Principal Government College Peshawar, Nasr Ullah, Professor Government College Peshawar has been transferred and posted as Principal Government Superior Science College
RAWALPINDI -- Islamabad routed mighty Peshawar by 42 runs in the 6th National Disabled T20 Cricket Championship 2017-18 semifinal played here at Pindi Stadium Friday.
Peshawar -- Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that provincial government has paved the way to make Peshawar the most beautiful city of Pakistan and even the world over.
IF anyone has the misfortune of flying through Peshawar airport, he will know how horrible their experience is.
In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Motorcycle at Kainat Bus Stand, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi and recovered 7.
PESHAWAR -- In the wake of the attack on the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar which left nine people including students dead and 32 injured, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Department has told the administrations of universities located in the University of Peshawar campus to take tangible steps for enhancing security.
KARACHI -- Peshawar Zalmi, the champion team of PSL 2017, has demanded from the management of Pakistan Super League to host few of 2018 PSL edition matches in team's hometown, Peshawar.
PESHAWAR, July 16 -- Mardan and Peshawar Colour moved into the quarter-finals of the Senior Inter-District Hockey Championship being played here at Lala Ayub Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
Peshawar, July 05 (ANI): Peshawar has officially been claimed the 'Oldest Living City' in South Asia, by Archaeology Department.
We work like donkeys," Emroz says, a few paces from the tiny shop where he works in Peshawar, a city in northwest Pakistan.