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North-West Frontier Province:

see Khyber PakhtunkhwaKhyber Pakhtunkhwa,
formerly North-West Frontier Province,
province and historic region (1998 pop. 17,554,674), c.41,000 sq mi (106,200 sq km), NW Pakistan, bounded on the N and W by Afghanistan. Peshawar is the capital.
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North-West Frontier Province

a province in N Pakistan between Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir: part of British India from 1901 until 1947; of strategic importance, esp for the Khyber Pass. Capital: Peshawar. Pop.: 20 170 000 (2003 est.). Area: 74 522 sq. km (28 773 sq. miles)
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However, no-one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack yesterday on a van carrying prisoners crossed a bridge in Bannu, a town in the North West Frontier Province.
The violence added to the instability in the nation, with lawmakers in restive North West Frontier Province also approving the first step in the impeachment of President Pervez Musharraf.
The diplomats were in North West Frontier Province for talks with officials responsible for the lawless tribal areas where militant groups hold sway.

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