Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Formally known as Sarhad or NWFP, the mighty Khyber Pakhtoonkha (KPK) province is the pride of Pakistan. The province has a long enjoyed reputation for its overwhelming beauty, invincible legacy and strong cultural perseverance.

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stretches over 1,100 kilometers along the border with Afghanistan. Peshawar, commonly known as the city of flowers is the capital. The fertile Vale of Peshawar is in the heart of the province is which is watered by the Kabul and Swat rivers. It is bounded by Afghanistan to the North West, Punjab province to the southeast, and Balochistan province to the southwest. On the western boundary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, along the Afghan border, are the federally administered tribal areas.


History


The history of KPK dates back to 2000 B.C and is one of the earliest civilizations.

Due to its peculiar geostrategic location, it was always considered as a gateway for prospects in Asia. The province got provincial status under the British raj in November 1901.

It is noteworthy mentioning here that young second lieutenant Winston Churchill (who later became the Prime Minister of Great Britain) was deployed in KPK in 1897 and fought during the siege of Malakand. He enclosed his experiences about the war and area in his famous book “The Story of the Malakand Field Force”.


Culture


The culture in KPK is eccentric and influenced by extensive wars in history.

The Pathans in suburban localities still adhere to the same old-age, time tested code of behavior known as Pukhtun wali. A key attribute of Pakhtun Wali is being extremely hospitable and making others feel at home.


People


The population primarily constitutes of two princely ethnic communities i.e. Pashtuns in North West

Center regions and Hazara community in north east. Pashto is widely spoken and most of the population is belongs to sunni Muslim.