Peshawar is a city of around 2.5 million people, situated in the far north of Pakistan. It is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, once known as the Northwest Frontier Province, and Peshawar is still known as “The City on the Frontier”. It sits close to the Afghan border at the ancient Khyber Pass and has long been an important crossroads in Asia. Its position has resulted in the city being one of the most vibrant and diverse in the region. It is an ancient center, with the city’s Bala Hisar Fort being one of the most historic places in the city. The Old City Center itself, with the Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Clock Tower Square and the Mohabbat Khan Mosque is a major draw for visitors and a melting pot of different cultures and voices. To make sense of this disparate city, InterNations provides a platform for expats living in Peshawar and across the globe to connect and exchange information.
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Due to its strategic position, Peshawar is still an important transport hub. The Peshawar International Airport provides connections to all major Pakistan cities and also serves many international routes. Peshawar is also a major station on Pakistan’s railway network and is connected to the road network by major highways like the Karakoram Highway and the Grand Trunk Road. In the city itself, any expatriate moving to Peshawar will find everything from the Bus Rapid Transit system to taxis and auto rickshaws in use. The city’s population has grown rapidly and there are many diverse neighborhoods. Educational establishments run from pre-school to higher institutions like the University of Peshawar. To make the right choices in the city, expats living in Peshawar can network on InterNations to share information and advice.
Peshawar maintains a high profile as a trading town, due to its position and economic domination of the local area. There are many markets in the city and agricultural products from the surrounding countryside make up a large part of the local economy. Health and education are also large employers in the area and the technology sector has grown rapidly. InterNations provides the ideal meeting place for expatriates in Peshawar to come together, make connections and explore opportunities. On the discussion groups and forums, the new expat working in Peshawar can network with other internationally focused individuals and forge new relationships to help make the most of the economic opportunities in the city. To support this online community, InterNations content section, including the Expat Magazine, provides many articles and advice on living the expatriate lifestyle.