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Phase 3 Chowk, Hayatabad.
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]

Hayatabad developed as a residential area in Peshawar in the late 1970s. Primarily known to be used for residential purposes, it has also been used by various industries comprising "industrial estate". It has been divided into seven phases and 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 was also constructed but it was sealed for security reasons arising from War on Terror, due to its boundary with the tribal area.

View of CECOS University from F5 Park
Phase 3 Chowk Hayatabad
Zarghuni Mosque
Phase 6, Hayatabad
Bagh e Naran
Under construction Food Street, Hayatabad
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 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.


Phase 1:

  • Shumali Market
  • Super Market
  • Bilal Market
  • Lalazar Market
  • Shama Market
  • Hamza Market
  • Malak Saad Market

Phase 2:

  • Tariq Market
  • Shalmaan Market
  • Zahid Market
  • Hamza Market

Phase 3:

  • Basharat Market
  • Bakht Khan Market
  • Yousafzai Market
  • Khattak Market
  • Abbasin Market
  • Roheela Market
  • Hamza Market
  • Tauheed Market
  • Madina Market

Phase 4:

  • Abdali Market
  • Afridi Market
  • Bismillah Market

Phase 5:

  • Tatara Market
  • People Market

Phase 6:

  • Ibrahim market
  • Shershah Market
  • Nawab Market
  • Bangash Market

Phase 7:

  • Behram Market
  • Sher Khan Market

Important buildings[edit]

  • Allied Bank (Phase 7)
  • Deans Heights (Phase 2)
  • Haji Camp (Phase 7)
  • Peshawar Development Authority (Phase 5)
  • Wadud Sons Store (Phase 5)
  • Community Center
  • National Bank of Pakistan (Phase 5)
  • Zaid Bin Harsa Mosque
  • Zarghooni Mosque (Phase 2)
  • Hayatabad Sports Complex (Phase 1)
  • NADRA Office (Phase 5)
  • PIA Office (Phase 5)
  • FIA Building
  • NAB Office(Phase 5)
  • Passport Office (Phase 5)
  • Paraplegic Centre (Phase 4)


Educational Institutes[edit]


  • Bagh-e-Naraan (Phase 1)
  • Khyber Park (Phase 1)
  • Ghani Bagh (Phase 2)
  • Yousafzai Mark (Phase 3)
  • Complex Park (phase 4)
  • Tataara Park (Phase 4)
  • Shaliman Park (Phase 6)
  • Bangash Market Park (Phase 6)
  • Behram Park (Phase 7)


External links[edit]

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