Nowshera (known locally as Nowkhaar or Nowshaar) is a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The city of Nowshera is the capital of the district. Nowshera city is located 27 miles east of Peshawar. The district was part of the Peshawar Division until the administrative reforms of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan. The district is administratively divided into two tehsils (subdivisions); Nowshera and Pabbi. The famous Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) runs through the district. Nowshera cantonment is located on the bank of Kabul River. The Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road) passes right through the cantonment. The city still has post Aglo- Sikh wars barracks built in 1852-60. However, lately the old trees which bordered the GT Road in the Cantt area have been felled to widen the road and old British Raj time bungalows have been pulled down and replaced by much smaller Bhawani and Economy type class bungalows. Akora Khattak, Nowshera is the birthplace of the Pashtun warrior and poet Khushal Khan Khattak. Brirf History: The district was a part of Afghanistan as Nowkhaar Province till it was annexed into British India via the Durand Line Agreement. During British rule, Nowshera was a town and cantonment as well as tehsil of the Peshawar District (later Peshawar Division).
Railway Bridgeon Kabul River near Nowshera on Nowshera-Mardan Section. This bridge is on on Nowshera-Mardan Section of railway line.
Taj Building at GT Road, Nowshera.
Taj Building was constructed in 1920s by Khan Bahadur Taj Mohammad Khan of Badrashi village, Nowshera. He was a famous colonial-era contractor and landlord.
Boat Bridge over Kabul River, Nowshera, 1970. This bridge is no more there, it was washed away in floods.
Another Photo of Boat Bridge over Kabul River near Nowshera, 1960s
Entrance Gate of Bagh-e-Jinnah, Nowshera Cantonment. Photo by stoman niazi.
Armoured Officers Mess, Nowshera Cantonment. Photo by shunny12.
Mazar (tomb) of Khushal Khan Khattak, Akora Khattak, Nowshera. It is located near the Railway Station of Akora Khattak in the Nowshera district.
Khushal Khan Khattak Memorial Library, Akhora Khattak, Nowshera. Photo by by stoman niazi.
A Trolley crossing Kabul River near Akhora Khattak, Nowshera
Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur, District Nowshera
Locomotive Factory Risalpur, Nowshera District
A Barrack of 9 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, at Nowshera, 1946
Old photo of Officers Club Nowshera
Khartoum Barracks in Nowshera Cantonment, 1920s – 30s. These barracks still exist in Khartoum Lines.
Old photo of Cherat Hills, Nowshera, 1910s
Rare Photo of Military Hospital Nowshera, 1888. It was the largest and last major hospital during the 2nd Afghan War (1878-80).
British Infantry Lines, Nowshera – 1872. Photo by Major Hilbert, Peshawar Elephant Gun Battery.