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Peshawar old pictures

23 February 2011 3 Comments

City life in old Peshawar where tonga (horse cart), donky cart & rickshaws were the important means of  transportation in narrow & crowded roads.

Peshawar is one of the historical city in south Asia, the capital city & business center of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in pakistan. The history of peshawar reveals that  Kushan king Kanishka moved the capital from Pushkalavati, now called Charsadda in the Peshawar valley to Purushapura in the 2nd century.  Today Peshawar is among the prime cities of Pakistan west of the river Indus. Here some some pictures of Peshawar city that represents the rich culture, lifestyle & infrastructure of the city.

A roadside stall of  in Peshawar. Mostly mans migrated from Afghanistan during Russian war started these types of business from 1980 to earn living.

View of GT road (grand trunk road) in 1980. The GTS buses were the main public transport vehicles for traveling from one city to another.

Ghanta ghar or Cunningham clock tower,  Amust watch for those who want to see the tourist attractions of Peshawar. This clock is more than a century world. This construction is witness to various historic even ts in Pakistan. Cunningham Clock Tower is a place that no traveler would like to miss out. That is why it is so popular among local and foreign tourists.

Khyber charsi tika, the famous bar b q & fried meat resturant in peshawar.

Nisar charsi tika. the owner of the restaurant claims that he own the real charsi restaurant, all others using the same name will be fake

Namak Mandi Peshawar, a famous place for traditional & delicious food in Peshawar.

Cinema in Peshawar. from 1980 to 1990 the cinemas culture were at high fame

Cloth market of Peshawar in sadder, shafi market is the famous place of women to buy different varieties of clothes.

Tribal Art Bus collecting commuters on the gora kabristan stop in Peshawar.

Chowk Yadgar or “The Square of Remembrance” is a famous landmark of Peshawar. Its location at the heart of the old walled city of Peshawar makes it a must see for every traveler. It is located at the convergence point of different major roads and bazaars of the old city.

Mahabat Khan mosque, The mosque was built in the seventeenth century and it is named after Mahabat Khan Mirza Lerharsib who twice governed Peshawar under Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. Mughal building from the time of Shah Jahan.

This is the Karkhano market in Peshawar. a famous place to buy smuggled items & eat afghan rice dish from baba wali.


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  • Engrmuh said:

    except pic 8 thats beautiful historical Peshawar , but these migrated Afghanis are a problem for local peshawaris and pathans.

  • Laura said:


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