History

History and cultural heritage of Nowshera district

Leading Families of the District

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Briefs about some of Akorkhel, Khattak chiefs of the Kohat district (Currently part of Nowshera district)EXCERPT FROM THE GAZETTEER OF THE KOHAT DISTRICT 1883-84 Jaffer Khan, Khattak of Nilab This Chief is a scion of the senior branch of the family of the Akora Chiefs. In the scramble that followed …

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Battle of Shaidu – 1827

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An excerpt from Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi: His Movement and Legacy from the Pukhtun PerspectiveFrom Altaf Qadir Yar Muahammad Khan along with his brothers left Peshawar leading twenty thousand troops to confront the Sikhs in an open field. They informed Sayyid Ahmad of their arrival when they reached Pir Pai, a village …

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Akbarpura – A historical village

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Akbarpura – آکبر پورہ is a village, which is located roughly 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Peshawar – پشاور and is part of Pabbi Tehsil – پبی تحصیل of Nowshera District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Akbarpura is named after the Mughal Emperor Akbar, who camped there before going to Afghanistan. It was known originally as Sapalikhera. Akbarpura is noted for its Sufishrines Baba Saib and …

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Battle of Nowshera – 1823

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The Battle of Nowshera was fought in Nowshera in March 1823 between the Yusufzai Afghans, supported by the Peshawar sardars, alongside Azim Khan Barakzai, the Afghan governor of Peshawar, where they would face the Sikh armies led by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.  Azim Khan was a half-brother of Dost Mohammad Khan, founder of the Barakzai dynasty. The battle was a victory for …

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Significance of Nowshera district

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Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was founded by ‘Zain Khan Koka’ (زین خان کوکا)۔ Emperor Jahangir in his ‘Tuzk’ (تُزک) mentioned that while crossing the Indus river during 1016 Hijri (1607-8 AD), Zain Khan Koka built a fort on the southern side of ‘Kama‘ (River Kabul) and named this new settlement as …

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