What is Peshawar known for?

publishing industry

newspaper DAWN The Internet Edition date 24 December 2001 author Intikhab Amir agency DAWN Group of Newspapers The city has also become the centre for Pashto (Pashto media) music and cinema, as well as Dari (Dari (Eastern Persian)) music for the Tajiks, and a thriving Persian language book-publishing sector is now established in Peshawar; Islamic Shia literature is the primary output of the Peshawar publishing industry and it is located in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar. commons:Peshawar

art abstract

pakistan-artist.html Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Gulgee and his wife appeared to have been dead at least three days, police said. ) ''Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (twice), Hilal-e-Imtiaz,'' was an award-winning, globally famous Pakistani artist born in Peshawar. He was a qualified engineer in the U.S. (United States) and self-taught abstract painter (Abstract art) and portrait painter. Before 1959, as portraitist, he painted the entire Afghan (Afghanistan) Royal Family. From about 1960 on, he was noted as an abstract painter influenced by the tradition of Islamic calligraphy and by the American "action painting" idiom. During the first year the airline became very popular, "Pakistan’s popular private airline AirBlue to begin Flights to UK in May" Pakistan Times, Printed Jan 28, 2007 which allowed the airline to compete directly with the flag carrier PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) and the two other private carriers, flying more than 400,000 passengers in the first year with a load factor (Passenger load factor) of over 90%. Schmitz 2006, p. 58. This allowed the airline to expand into more cities in Pakistan including Peshawar, Quetta and Nawabshah. On 14 August 2005 (Pakistan's 58th Independence Day) Airblue launched its first international flight from Karachi to Dubai. On June 4, 2007, Airblue launched its inaugural flight to Manchester (Manchester, England) using the Airbus A321 (Airbus A321). AirBlue Begins Pakistan-UK Flights from June 1 **Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Airport ''Focus City **Peshawar - Bacha Khan International Airport *'''Turkey right thumb People in Peshawar gather to welcome Imran Khan (Pakistani cricketer) Imran Khan (Image:Imran in peshawar.jpg) on 23 Dec 2008 Another city PTI chose to spread its membership drive was Peshawar, which is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In a survey conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI) in 2007, PTI was the second most popular party in the province. commons:Peshawar

innovative military

District saraialamgir and Muzafarabad. pages 23–29 isbn 0195661117 during which time the Sikh Empire (Sikh Confederacy) came to include Kashmir, Ladakh, and Peshawar. Hari Singh Nalwa, the Commander-in-chief of the Sikh army along the North West Frontier, took the boundary of the Sikh Empire to the very mouth of the Khyber Pass. The Empire's (Sikh Confederacy) secular administration integrated innovative military, economic and governmental reforms. Pakistan has an embassy in Ankara, a Consulate-General in Istanbul and an honorary consulate in Izmir whereas, Turkey has an embassy in Islamabad, a Consulate-General in Karachi and honorary consulates in Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot and Faisalabad. - style "vertical-align:top;" Owing to interaction with other languages, Urdu has become localized wherever it is spoken, including in Pakistan itself. Urdu in Pakistan has undergone changes and has lately incorporated and borrowed many words from Pakistani languages like Pashto, Punjabi (Punjabi language), Sindhi (Sindhi language) and Balti (Balti language), thus allowing speakers of the language in Pakistan to distinguish themselves more easily and giving the language a decidedly ''Pakistani Flavour''. Similarly, the Urdu spoken in India can also be distinguished into many dialects like Dakhni (Deccan) of South India, and Khariboli of the Punjab region since recent times. Because of Urdu's similarity to Hindi, speakers of the two languages can easily understand one another if both sides refrain from using specialized vocabulary. The syntax (grammar), morphology, and the core vocabulary are essentially identical. Thus linguists usually count them as one single language and contend that they are considered as two different languages for socio-political reasons. e.g. commons:Peshawar


and rail links the city has flourished within the manufacturing and agricultural markets. The city is on the Grand Trunk Road, which allows logistical connections to the provincial capitals such as Peshawar and Lahore and also to the capital of Pakistan Islamabad.It is in between Lahore and Islamabad so It has got famous in business for small and medium industries. Gujranwala is known for its extensive production of sugarcane, melons and grains for international export. The city

shows close

its neighbours, in particular Pashto (Pashto language). It shows close affinity to Punjabi and the Lahnda sub-group of Indo-Aryan tongues and can be sub-divided into a northern and southern dialects. Mathuran art and culture reached its zenith under the Kushan dynasty which had Mathura as one of their capitals, the other being Purushapura (Peshawar). The dynasty had kings with the names of Kujula Kadphises, Kanishka, Huvishka and Vasudeva. All the Kushans were patrons of Buddhism except Vasudeo, commons:Peshawar


as Quetta, Baluchistan (Baluchistan (Chief Commissioners Province)). In 1534, the ethnic Afghan Pashtun Sher Shah Suri, or Farid Khan — a man of incredible military and political skill — succeeded in defeating the superior forces of the Mughals under Humayun at Chausa (1539) and Kannauj (1540). Sher Shah fought back and captured both Delhi and Agra and established a kingdom stretching far into Punjab (Punjab region). Sher Shah's administrative skill

In 1534, the Pashtun Sher Shah Suri, or Farid Khan — a man of incredible military and political skill — succeeded in defeating the superior forces of the Mughals under Humayun at Chausa (1539) and Kannauj (1540). Sher Shah fought back and captured both Delhi and Agra and established a kingdom stretching far into Punjab (Punjab region). Sher Shah's administrative skill showed in his public works, including the Grand Trunk Road connecting

service special

: The Man Who Got Away publisher 60 Minutes accessdate August 28, 2007 last 60 Minutes quote thumb House where Yousef was captured. (File:House Where Ramzi Yousef Captured - Photographed by US Embassy Staff.png) Following a tip-off from Istaique Parker, on February 7, 1995, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) (Inter-Services Intelligence) and U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (Diplomatic Security Service) Special Agents, including Bill Miller and Jeff Riner, raided

poor agricultural

meters, and heavy reliance on firewood has contributed to the world’s second highest rate of deforestation. Poor agricultural practices have led to soil erosion, groundwater degradation, and other problems that have hindered crop output and contributed to health problems for rural communities. Solid waste burning, low-quality fuels, and the growing use of fuel-inefficient motor vehicles have contributed to air pollution that in some cities—such as Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar

distinct cultural

and English (English language). Muslim Communities of South Asia: Culture Society and Power edited by T N Madan Manohar Publications Meos have lost their group identity and distinct cultural traditions and have assimilated (Cultural assimilation) with local Muslim population. commons:Peshawar

green field

;million and will be completed by mid 2013. This will be the first green field airport in Pakistan with an area of commons:Peshawar


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Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities. In the last three decades, there has been a significant increase in urban population, in part due to internal migration of people in search of better employment opportunities, education, and services, and in part because of the influx of Afghans (Afghans in Pakistan) and other people internally displaced (internally displaced person) due to military operations and civil unrest in neighboring regions. Peshawar is the major educational, political, and business center of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Peshawar's recorded history goes back as far as at least 539 BC, making it one of the oldest living cities in South Asia. Peshawar: Oldest continuously inhabited City in South Asia. Retrieved 17 October 2014.

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