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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.
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(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)
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(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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PASHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to gradually abolish 6,500 low-cadre posts to save over Rs4 billion declaring them a burden on the exchequer.
The marchers who set out on foot on January 2 reached Islamabad National Press Club on February 1 after passing through various districts of Darra Adam Khel, Pashawar, Charsada, Mardan, Swabi and Tarnol.
The highest incidence rate is reported from Sindh especially in Karachi followed by Multan in Punjab and the lowest incidence rate is recorded in Pashawar in the province of Khaber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP) (Cancela et al., 2010).
In KP, Malamjabba 36, Chirat 13, Pattan, Balakot, Kakul 07, Pashawar, Saidu Sharif 06, Dir 04, Lower Dir, Bannu, Kalam 03.