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Jamrud Fort in Peshawar

Jamrud Fort Peshawar

In October 1836, Jamrud was lost by the Afghan Durrani Empire and conquered by the Sikh Empire. Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837), the well-known Sikh general, proposed to build a big fort at Jamrud. The proposal was opposed; nevertheless the foundation of the fort that has survived was laid by General Hari Singh Nalwa on 6 Poh 1893 Sambat (18 December 1836) and the construction was completed in 54 days."Jamrud...noted for its fort built with 10 feet (3 m) thick walls c.1836 by the Sikh Hari Singh Nalwa, one of Ranjit Singh's generals, was originally named Fatehgarh to commemorate the Sikh victory over the disunited tribes.

Peshawar Museum in Peshawar

Peshawar Museum Peshawar

The Peshawar Museum was founded in 1907 as "Victoria Hall," in memory of Queen Victoria. The two-story building was built in a syncretic architectural style consisting of British, Hindu, Buddhist and Mughal Islamic styles. The museum initially had only one exhibition hall, but two more were added in 1969–70. In 2004–05, the museum was further expanded with the construction of a new block with two galleries, two halls for the museum's collection in storage, offices for the provincial directorate of archaeology, a conservation laboratory and a cafeteria. The historic exhibition hall was also renovated at that time.

Shahi Bagh in Peshawar

Shahi Bagh Peshawar

Shahi Bagh is located in Faqirabad, Peshawar. The literal meaning of "Shahi Bagh" in local languages is "The Royal Park". The total area of the park is almost 100 acres and was built during the time of the Mughals. It holds a significant recreational and historical value for the city and its residents. According to the government, the garden is a national heritage site and public property.Shahi Bagh is a very popular place among students. Students used to go for recreational activities in the park and even study in the olden days. Sant Kirpal Singh, who used to study in Edwardes Church Mission High School (Edwardes College) Peshawar, writes that he used to take his book and study in the Shahi Bagh.

Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar

Qissa Khwani Bazaar Peshawar

Indian film actor Dilip Kumar was born in Qissa Khwani Bazaar on or about 11 December 1922 and he belongs to Awan family. Actor Raj Kapoor was also born in the area. Also, Actor Shah Rukh Khan's family still lives in the area. On 23 April 1930, nearly 400 unarmed protesters were shot dead by soldiers of the British colonial government in the Qissa Khwani Bazaar massacre. The massacre triggered protests across British India and catapulted the newly formed Khudai Khidmatgar movement into prominence. In 2010, 25 people died in a bomb attack at a protest against electricity shortages.

Masjid Mahabat Khan in Peshawar

Masjid Mahabat Khan Peshawar

The Mahabat Khan Mosque, sometimes spelt Mohabbat Khan Mosque, is a 17th-century Mughal-era mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. The mosque was built in 1630, and named after the Mughal governor of Peshawar, Nawab Mahabat Khan bin Ali Mardan Khan, known alternatively as Mahabat Khan and Ali Mardan Khan. The mosque's white marble façade is considered to be one of Peshawar's most iconic sights.

Peshawar Zoo in Peshawar

Peshawar Zoo Peshawar

Peshawar zoo's construction formally started on February 3, 2016, with the ground breaking ceremony being attended by Imran Khan and Chief Minister of KPK, Pervez Khattak. The zoo was officially opened to the public on February 13, 2018. The zoo is spread over an area of 29 acres besides the premises of the Pakistan Forest Institute. It is located next to Markaz-Ul-Uloom Islamia Rahatabad. Some of the first animals to arrive were brought from Lahore Zoo in October 2017, these included a pair of lions and various species of ungulates including nilgai and blackbucks. Other animals were brought from various institutions across Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, including leopards brought from Dhodial pheasantry and a wildlife park in Malakand and an Asiatic black bear from Nathiagali.

Bala Hisar Fort in Peshawar

Bala Hisar Fort Peshawar

Bala Hissar, also spelt Bala Hisar, is a historic fortress located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. First mentioned by 7th-century explorer Xuanzang, the fort was used as a royal residence for the Durrani Empire since December 1747, when Ahmad Shah Durrani conquered Peshawar. The Maratha Empire captured it after the Battle of Peshawar in 1758. The Sikhs reconstructed the fort after capturing Peshawar in March 1823. In 1849, the British East India Company reconstructed the fort's outer walls. The fort now serves as headquarters for Pakistan's Frontier Corps