Bara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Bara Khyber (Urdu: باڑہ خیبر ‎) is a town located in Bara Tehsil in Khyber Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Kohat is located to the south while Peshawar is located to the north of Bara.

Bara Khyber


باڑہ خیبر
City
Logo of Bara Khyber
Logo of Bara Khyber
Location of Bara Khyber
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°54′53″N 71°28′05″E / 33.91472°N 71.46806°E / 33.91472; 71.46806
Country Pakistan
DistrictKhyber
TehsilBara
Established1873
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Postal Code
24801
Main language(s)Pashto

OverviewEdit

Bara is also the name of the local administrative division of Bara Tehsil in the Khyber Agency within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan, of which Bara Town is the administrative seat. The Bara River flows through the town. The town has a fort built by British Raj and supplied water to Peshawar.[1] The town is ethnically Pashtuns, and has been the site of increasing militancy by Lashkar-e-Islam against the central government.[2][3]

LocationEdit

The approximate location is 33° 55′ N latitude, 71° 27′ longitude.[4] The mud fort is visible on Google Earth at 33° 54' 53" by 71° 28' 05", lying alongside a water tank and the Bara River which eventually flows to the East of Peshawar.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Javed Afridi, Pakistani Business executive and entrepreneur best known as the CEO of Haier Pakistan.
  • Shahid Afridi, Pakistani international cricketer and the former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team.
  • Ayub Afridi (drug lord), Pakistani politician and drug smuggler.
  • Ayub Afridi (politician), Pakistani politician who has been a Member of the Senate of Pakistan since March 2018.
  • Shams Afridi, Finance Manager at Peshawar Zalmi & Haier Pakistan.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Murray (Firm); Eastwick, E.B. (1883). Handbook of the Punjab, Western Rajputana, Kashmir, and Upper Sindh. J. Murray. p. 278. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  2. ^ "10 killed in Pakistan as teen bomber blows himself - Thaindian News". thaindian.com. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  3. ^ http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page%3D2008. Retrieved September 23, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)\06\30\story_30-6-2008_pg7_32
  4. ^ "Bara Tehsil Map | Pakistan Google Satellite Maps". maplandia.com. Retrieved 2014-11-16.