The district and town of Nowshera in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is named after a 16th century Mughal fort built by Mughal general Zain Khan Koka (1) for the purpose of subduing Yousafzais.
“On the other side of the river Kama (2) there is a fort which Zain Khan Koka built at the time when he was appointed to subjugate the Yousafzai Afghans, and called Naushahr (New city). About 50,000 rupees were spent upon it. They say that Humayun used to hunt rhinoceros (3) in this region.”[ “The Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri”, translated into English by Henry Beveridge, p-102].
|Portrait of Zain Khan Koka, late 16the century painting. Source|