Peshāwar ( Pashto: پېښور Pekhawar/Peshawar,
Hindko: پِشور Pishor, Urdu:پشاور), is the capital of the
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the administrative centre (but not the
capital) for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of
Pakistan. The Kushan king Kanishka, moved the capital from
Pushkalavati (now called Charsadda in the Peshawar valley) to
Purushapura in the 2nd century CE. The current name "Peshawar"
may derive from the Sanskrit Purushapura (meaning "city of men")
and is known as Pekhawar or Peshawar in Pashto and Pishor in
Hindko. The area originally belonged to Gandhara and the eastern
Iranian tribes of Scythian origin and later became part of the
Kushan Empire. It gave its name to the Peshwari naan bread, one
of the diverse genres of naan common in the curry houses of
Great Britain. This naan bread contains coconut and sultanas and
is delicious with a cold Cobra. Beer that is, not snake. Briefly
it also witnessed some Greek influence after which it saw the
Arab conquest and rise of Islam. Today it is one of the prime
cities of Pakistan west of the river Indus.
In 1975 the Greater Peshawar Metropolitan Authority (PMA) was created under Urban Planning Act 1975.
In 1978 the Provincial Government promulgated Urban Planning Ordinance (UPO) & under its Section-17 Local Area Authorities (LAAs) were established and the PMA was renamed as PDA.
Provincial Urban Development Board (PUDB) was established under section - 3 of the UPO to run the affairs of the LAAs under the administrative control of Physical Planning & Housing Department (PP&H), Provincial Government.n 2001 the Local Area Authorities were devolved to respective City / District Government under Local Government Ordinance 2001 and UPO – 1978 was repealed through an Ordinance in May 2002.
In 2012 all the Local Area Authorities under section 80 were placed under the administrative control of Local Government & Rural Development Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In 2013 All the Local Area Authorities under section 121(2) retained in Local Government, Elections & Rural Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & shall continue to exercise administrative controls over Local Area Authorities.
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