North-West Frontier Province

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North-West Frontier Province

n
(Placename) a province in N Pakistan between Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir: part of British India from 1901 until 1947; of strategic importance, esp for the Khyber Pass. Capital: Peshawar. Pop: 20 170 000 (2003 est). Area: 74 522 sq km (28 773 sq miles)

North′-West` Frontier′ Prov`ince


n.
a province in NW Pakistan. 14,340,000; 28,773 sq. mi. (74,522 sq. km). Cap.: Peshawar.
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As he explained, he was used to seeing mosques and hearing the Azan five times a day in the North Western Frontier Province while in Sambalpur, he could see only the temples and hear Hindu Bhajans and the symbols blowing throughout the day.
Afghani hails from the North Western Frontier Province in Pakistan and his area of operation was Kupwara and Handwara police districts in Jammu and Kashmir.
The first Air Force Band was raised in the year 1944 at the Royal Air Force Station, Kohat, in North Western Frontier Province.
The North Western Frontier Province recovery programmes include road building, dam construction, irrigation provisions, and clear-up operations.
Around three date processing plants one each in Sindh, Balochistan and North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) are working on modern lines.
They are in the lawless tribal areas of Balochistan province and the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP), bordering Afghanistan.
Mohamand said they had hired fighters from Afghanistan and some parts of North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) to stamp the Taliban out from the area.
By ISLAMABAD, March 29, 2010 (Frontier Star): Chairman of PML (Like Minded) Chaudhry Hamid Nasir Chattha Monday called for holding a referendum in NWFP over renaming the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) so as a consensus view could emerge and the polarisation of NWFP people on lingual basis could be averted.
By ISLAMABAD, March 29, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Chairman of PML (Like Minded) Chaudhry Hamid Nasir Chattha Monday called for holding a referendum in NWFP over renaming the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) so as a consensus view could emerge and the polarisation of NWFP people on lingual basis could be averted.
The North Western Frontier Province, where the army has been engaged in a crackdown on the Taliban in South Waziristan tribal region, has borne the brunt of what authorities term a militant backlash.
Releasing a written statement, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, "Turkey strongly condemns the abhorrent terror attack that took place today during Friday prayers in a mosque in Upper Dir region of North Western Frontier Province in brotherly Pakistan".
Up to 15,000 Pakistani troops are engaged in the fight against about 4,000 Taliban-linked fighters in the Swat valley and surrounding areas of the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP).

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