North-West Frontier Province


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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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Some experts believe Osama bin Laden is hiding in lawless tribal territory somewhere in North-West Frontier Province.
In North-West Frontier Province, where infant mortality was lowest, 70 per 1000 live births, the proportion of infant deaths that occurred in the neonatal period was highest, 67 percent.
Buner, home to about one million people, is a gateway to Mardan, the second largest in North-West Frontier Province, after Peshawar.
Giving in to the Taleban's demands that the army stop its operations against it in Bajaur and the Swat Valley in the North-West Frontier Province is politically impossible.
Rugged tribal areas of the North-West Frontier Province along the border are believed to be the most likely hiding place for the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden if he is still alive.
The Foreign Office and Mr Bassey's employers last night confirmed that they had yet to be informed of any details of the hearing in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province.
market of Peshawar city, capital of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP),
In terms of shelter, UNHCR is providing material support to build some 25,000 temporary homes for returnees in Malakand Division of the North-West Frontier Province.
Four people have been killed and nine others wounded in a suicide attack on a police station in the North-West Frontier Province, bordering Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar.
Residents in Peshawar said Badbair, known as a residential colony for Pakistan Air Force officials, is on the outskirts of the capital of North-West Frontier Province on the Peshawar-Kohat Road that has been infested by Pakistani Taliban militants.
Up to two million people have fled their homes in recent months as the Pakistani army mounts a renewed offensive against local Taliban fighters in the North-West Frontier Province, according to Irish newspaper Gorey Guardian.
The chief minister of the North-West Frontier Province, Ameer Haider Hoti, said during a visit to Swat this week that the girls' schools would reopen.

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