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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The film is based on the battle took place in 1897 between British Indian Army and Afghan Orakzai tribesmen in North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).
He reminded that the religious parties had got success in elections of 2002 and formed government in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), a coalition government in Balochistan and got the slot of opposition leader in the National Assembly.
On average, 27,000 hectares of forest are cut down in Pakistan every year and heavy deforestation is responsible for massive flooding and landslides in the North-West Frontier Province," Environment Minister Hamid Ullah Afridi said.
It could be an attempt on part of the ANP to divert attention from the activities of the Hazara community in the city against renaming of the North-West Frontier Province as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said MQM Coordination Committee member Wasim Aftab.
A bomb blast ripped through a convoy of paramilitary troops in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), killing three soldiers and wounding seven others, police said on Tuesday.
The imperative to ensure the personal safety of journalists attending their local press clubs across Pakistan is especially acute, following Decembers devastating suicide bomb attack on the Peshawar Press Club in North-West Frontier Province.
It borders the present-day Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir to the east (separated from it by the Line of Control), the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan to the west, the Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA) to the north, and the Punjab Province of Pakistan to the south.
Peshawar is the capital of restive North-West Frontier Province where the Pakistan army has been carrying out an offensive against Pakistani Taliban and foreign fighters in tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.
Separately, 15 Taliban were killed Monday during an attack on a security post in Hangu, a district in the North-West Frontier Province, which borders the ungoverned tribal region.
Police commandos would be deployed along routes used by Shiite marchers in North-West Frontier Province on the Afghan border, which has been wracked by violence including suicide bombings by Taleban militants.
HISTORY tells us that the North-West Frontier Province has been one of the most volatile regions of the world for centuries.
Mr Khan met with his brother, Zul Fiqar Ali, on Sunday at a hostel near the Islamic University in Islamabad and was on his way back to his home town of Dera Ismail Khan, in the North-West Frontier Province.

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