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Bagh e Naran Chowk

Hayatabad is a modern suburb on the south-western fringe of Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It was named after Hayat Sherpao, former Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a notable leader of Pakistan Peoples Party. It is close to the Khyber Agency[1] which leads to Khyber Pass, a prominent route through the Hindu Kush mountains to Landi Kotal, the highest point of the pass, and the Afghan border.

Geographical features[edit]

Phase 2

Hayatabad developed as a residential area in Peshawar in the late 1970s. Primarily known to be used for residential purposed, but it is also been used by various industries comprising "industrial estate". It has been divided into seven phases while each phase consists of sectors. The town can be accessed via three routes from Jamrud Road and one from the Ring road. A fifth route has also been there but it was sealed for the security reasons arising from War on Terror, due to its boundary with the tribal area. Hayatabad has been divided into 7 phases. Each phase is several divided into sectors.

View of CECOS University from F5 Park
Phase 3 Chowk Hayatabad
Zarghuni Mosque
Phase 6, Hayatabad
Ghani Bagh, Hayatabad.
Bagh e Naran
Shalman Park
Graveyard, Phase 1
View of Shalman park and St. Francis High School

People and culture[edit]

The communities of Hayatabad form a diverse spectrum ranging from locals settled for generations to expatriates on temporary assignments belonging to different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Owing to its proximity to Peshawar and the adjoined Industrial Estate, Pashtuns, Urdu Speakers, Persian and Hindko speakers as well as Afghan refugees are the main residents of Hayatabad.


Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) is responsible for maintenance and development of the township. There are several different schools, colleges, a national University, public and private hospitals, private clinics, public parks, shopping malls, and offices to facilitate the residents.


  • Zahid Market Phase 2
  • Shumali Market Phase 1
  • Basharat Market Phase 3
  • Bakht Khan Market Phase 3
  • Yusafzai Market Phase 3
  • Super Market Phase 1
  • Bilal Market Phase 1
  • Khattak Market Phase 3
  • Lala Zar Market Phase 1
  • Shama Market Phase 1
  • Abasin Market Phase 3
  • Hamza Market Phase 3
  • Afridi Market Phase 4
  • People Market Phase 5
  • Abdali Market Phase 4
  • Tariq Market Phase 2
  • Shalmaan Market Phase 2
  • Shershah Market Phase 6
  • Nawab Market Phase 6
  • Bangash Market Phase 6
  • Tatara Market Phase 5
  • Arafat market Phase
  • Turangzai market
  • A.NAbi market
  • Behram market Phase 7
  • Roheela Market Phase 3
  • Ibrahim market Phase 6
  • Sher Khan Market Phase 7
  • Malak Saad Market Phase 1

Important buildings[edit]

Paraplegic Centre Phase 4


  • Complex Park (phase 4)
  • Shaliman Park (Phase 6)
  • Baagh-e-Naraan (Phase 1)
  • Tataara Park (Phase 4)
  • Khyber Park (Phase 1)
  • Ghani Bagh (Phase 2)
  • Bangash market park (Phase 6)
  • Yousafzai park (Phase 3)
  • Bahram Park (Phase 7)


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Coordinates: 33°59′10″N 71°27′25″E / 33.98611°N 71.45694°E / 33.98611; 71.45694