Gor Khuttree is an important monument in the old city of Peshawar. It can be either appraoched from Chowk Yadgar or from Hastnagari Gate. In ancient times it was a Buddhist establishment which later assumed a Hindu character. The earliest account of the site is given by Babur. Both Akbar and Jahangir regard it as … Read more
The zoo in Peshawar city of British times was located in the Shahi Bag. It was closed down some time before 1931. The Peshawar district Gazetteer of 1931 reports: “The Shahi Bagh or Royal Garden is the property of Government, and its spacious and shady ground are now on the way to becoming the pleasure … Read more
By Nafees Ur Rehman His gruesome punishments and ruthless ‘justice’ drove half of the population of Peshawar away from the city. Here we look at his career as a Governor of Peshawar. The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 left many war veterans without job assignments, and some of those veterans, … Read more
Peshawar City, general view, looking from the Fort, 1929. Historic Mahabat Khan Mosque in the view. View of Peshawar city, Masjid Mahabat Khan and Bala Hissar in distance, 1920 (c). Prayers in the Masjid Afghanistan Khan of Peshawar, 1907, during the visit of Amir Habibullah Khan of Afghanistan to the city.
Bala Hissar means high fort in Persian. There are several other forts which are also named Bala Hissar. It is unknown as to when the Bala Hissar of Peshawar was erected. Chinese pilgrim, Hiuen Tsang makes a reference to it in 7th century AD when he uses the term “Kung shing” in the description of … Read more