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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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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. Here I rallied, and had already improved so far as to be able to walk about the wards, and even to bask a little upon the verandah, when I was struck down by enteric fever, that curse of our Indian possessions.
PESHAWAR -- The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has constituted a proof reading committee in pursuance of notification regarding KP Publication of the Holy Quran (Elimination of printing and Recording Errors) Rules 2013.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Super League's (PSL) biggest sporting entity, Peshawar Zalmi has once again emerged as the number one franchise in terms of brand value for PSL 4.
Peshawar -- Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed to formulate a comprehensive traffic management plan so as to resolve traffic congestion in the provincial capital on permanent basis.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday directed the authorities concerned to formulate a comprehensive traffic management plan in order to resolve traffic congestion in the provincial capital on permanent basis.
PESHAWAR -- The students of private schools got top three positions in the results of Secondary School Certificate examinations conducted by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Peshawar.
PESHAWAR -- The locally elected government of Peshawar, the provincial chamber of commerce, UN-Habitat and an economic think tank on Wednesday signed an agreement to set up the economic development unity (EDU) to serve as a platform for the Peshawar Municipality to engage broader stakeholders in economically developing the provincial capital.
LAHORE -- Peshawar Zalmi's captain and Pakistan's most loved international cricket player, Daren Sammy Khan, will arrive Pakistan on February 4 to attend the kit and anthem launch ceremony of Zalmi.
PESHAWAR -- The Peshawar Police on Saturday issued a threat alert to Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rahman.
Peshawar -- A Joint Investigation team comprising seven members has been established by IG police KPK Tahir Khan for the investigation of the suicide blast at the corner meeting of Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar.
PESHAWAR:The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appointed fourteen Advocates as Additional
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.