Nowshera is a district of province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, with 34’0’55’ to the north and 71’58’29’ to the east. The district has a border with District Peshawar in the west, District Mardan in the north, District Charsadda in the northwest, District Orakzai in the southwest, District Sawabi in northeast and District Attock in the east.

The City is the capital of the district that covers 1,748 square kilometres, comprising three Tehsils and forty-seven Union Councils, 153 Mauzas, 4 Municipal Committees, one town committee, and three cantonment boards. It became a district in 1988 as it was a tehsil of District Peshawar before.

The region has fertile land, and the primary source of people’s income of District is agriculture. 52,540 hectares is the total agricultural area of the district. This article comprises every detail about the district, including Nowshera History.

City Council:Government of Punjab
Type:Town and sub-Tehsil of Khushab District
Local Language Name:Pashto
Province:Punjab Province
Coordinates :32°34’08
District:Khushab District
Official Language:Urdu
Native Language:Punjabi
Other Languages:Urdu, Punjabi, English
Type:Government of Punjab
Total Population:103,1,000( 2006)
Time zone
Time zone:PST (UTC+5)
Postal code:24100
Dialling code:454
Vehicle registration:Three letters beginning with N and random four numbers

Nowshera History

Nowshera History

The early history of the region goes back to Sultan Shahab-Ud-din Ghori and Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi. They occupied the mountainous area and settled in the region after defeating Gakhars, Janjuas and other tribes of Rajpoot. The region was developed by the Durrani Empire.

In 1823, the battle of this district was fought between Pakhtuns and Ranjit Singh’s Khalsa Army. The Sikhs defeated Pakhtuns and occupied Peshawar Valley. It was a tehsil and cantonment of District Peshawar. The Railway Bridge and Iron road opened in 1903. The region was a tehsil of District Peshawar and became a district in 1988.


The people of District follow Islamic traditions and culture. Different festivals and ceremonies held under Islamic rules. The marriage ceremony of Nikah usually takes place at mosques. Females often use Hijab/ Burqa (veil), while male use Shalwar and Kameez.


The region was home of different Sufi Saints. Some of them are as follow:

  • Shrine of Kaka Saib (Kastir Gul)
  • Shrine of Akhun Panju
  • Sheikh Baba’s Shrine
  • Shrine of Mast Baba (Sheikh Bahadur Baba)
  • Pir Sabaq Baba Jee’s Shrine


The people love to play cricket, football, volleyball and different other games.

Nowshera Population

According to 2017 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 1,518,540.

Nowshera weather


The district has five seats in provincial Assembly of KPK while two seats in National Assembly of Pakistan. The district is further divided into three Tehsils which are as follow:

  • Tehsil of Nowshehra
  • Tehsil of Jehangira
  • Pabbi Tehsil

Union Councils

The district is further divided into forty-seven union councils. Tehsil of Nizampur is considered the largest tehsil by area, while tehsil is the smallest tehsil by area. Tehsils of District Nowshehra are as follow;

  • Nowshehra
  • Pabbi
  • Tarkha
  • Chowki Town
  • Dagi Banda
  • Chowkai
  • Akbarpura
  • Taru Jabba
  • Aman Kot
  • Mohib Banda
  • Dag Behsud
  • Kurvi
  • Saleh Khana
  • Dag Ismail Khel
  • Kheshgi Bala
  • Nizampur
  • Shah Kot
  • Kheshgi Payan
  • Gandheri
  • Risalpur
  • Aza Khel
  • Rashakai
  • Pir Piai
  • Aman Garh
  • Pahari Kati Khel
  • Manki Sharif
  • Kahi
  • Badrashi
  • Ziarat Kaka Saib
  • Zara Miana
  • Pirsabaq
  • Mughalki
  • Misri Banda
  • Akora Khattak
  • Jehangira
  • Adamzai
  • Shaidu
  • Inzari
  • Khairabad
  • Chashmai
  • Mandoori
  • Nawan Killi


  There are three cantonment boards in the district created by the British Rulers.

  • Risalpur Cantonment
  • Nowshehra Cantonment
  • Cherat Cantonment


The district is linked with the other regions with other districts and other provinces through roads railway line and airports. The Airports of Peshawar and Islamabad are situated at a distance of two hours from the district. The railway stations of Kabul River and Nowshehra junction connects the district with other cities of Pakistan.

It is linked with Peshawar, Punjab, Karachi, Quetta and almost all Pakistan cities through National Highways. The historical Grand Trunk Road also passes through the district.


Three rivers which flow through the district are;

  • Kabul River
  • Kal Pani River
  • Bara River

Nowshera map


It ranked 71/155 districts in providing quality education, while it is ranked 14 out of 155 for infrastructure and facilities. The district has a lot of public and private educational institutions among which some are as follow:

  • University of Technology
  • Abdulwali Khan University, Mardan
  • Northern University
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Jalozai
  • Nowshera Medical College
  • Government Home Economics College
  • Govt. Post Graduate College
  • Govt. College Akbarpura
  • Govt. Girls Degree College, Pabbi
  • Govt. Degree College, Pabbi


The most famous parks are:

  • Jinnah Park
  • Kund Park
  • Aza Khel Park
  • Mangloot Wild Life Park
  • Cherat Chapri Wildlife Park

Nowshera Climate

The climate is hot and dry. The average temperature in summer season is 33-35 degrees centigrade, while the lowest temperature in winter is 4-6 degrees centigrade.

Nowshera Postal Code and Area Code

Postal Code: 24100

Area Code: 454

Notable People

  • Mian Jamshaid ud din
  • Abdul Haq
  • Ajmal Khattak
  • Lt. General Alam Khattak
  • Gul Hassan Khan
  • Syed Abdul Razak
  • Qazi Husain Ahmad
  • Naseer Ullah Khan Babar
  • Syed Rasool Rasa
  • Prof. Dr Johar Ali
  • Pervez Khattak
  • Syed Bahadur Baba
  • Syed Nader Shah
  • Saad Ullah Jan Baq
  • Sami ul Haq
  • Shams ul Mulk
  • Sher Zaman Taizi
  • Sartaj Aziz
  • Nasr Ullah Khan Khattak
  • Zarsanga
  • Samandar Khan Samandar
  • Muaulana Muhammad Mukhtar Hassan
  • Haji Akram Shah
  • Fayaz Khan

Nowshera Virkan

Nowshera Language

The district’s most widely spoken language is Pashto, spoken by 91 per cent people of the region. Other languages rarely spoken in the district are Urdu, Punjabi and Hindko.