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Landi Yarghajo Peshawar
Landi Arbab
Village
Landi Yarghajo Peshawar is located in Pakistan
Landi Yarghajo Peshawar
Landi Yarghajo Peshawar
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 33°58′46″N 71°32′41″E / 33.97944°N 71.54472°E / 33.97944; 71.54472Coordinates: 33°58′46″N 71°32′41″E / 33.97944°N 71.54472°E / 33.97944; 71.54472
Country  Pakistan
District Peshawar District
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Elevation 346  m (1,115 ft)
Population
 • Total 10,000
Time zone GMT+5

'Landi Arbab (Pashto: لنډي ارباب) also known as Landi Yarghajo' (Pashto: لنډي یرغاژو ) (old name Sultan Pura: سلطان پورہ) is a village in KPK, Peshawar, Pakistan. It's 15 minutes drive away from Peshawar International Airport and Peshawar Saddar. The village is largely populated by Arbab,Malaks, Syeds, Qazi, Ahmad Zai, Fateh Khan Khel and Ghorghust clans. It's the only village in the area that provides direct routes to Ring Road Peshawar, Peshawar City, Gulberg Peshawar, Peshawar Saddar, Peshawar cant, Peshawar International Airport, Kohat Road, Barra-gate, and University Road Peshawar. The village is very famous for its famous cuisine Chapli-kabab and locally produced microlight planes. Due to the uniqueness and lusciousness of its Chapli-kabab, they're also exported to the Middle East, whereas Landi Yarghajo made microlight planes are used by Pakistan aviation for training pilots and are also exported worldwide. There exist a microlight flying club in the village known as "Qazi brothers micro-trike club". The village also serves as a center for some Pashto literary organizations like Adabi Malgari Pekhawar and Pukhto Adabi Jarga. The village generates its economy mainly from agriculture and small industries.

History[edit]

Landi Yarghajo is home to few historical places like the Bachai Lara ("Royal Path"), said to have been traveled by a Mughal emperor. Another historical place in the village is Ghazi Baba, a Sufi saint tomb, situated beside Bachai Lara. Ghazi Baba ("Victorious Father") was mortally wounded in a battle in ancient times, and was carried away by his horse to Bachai Lara where he died. Formerly, an uurs (Sufi saint death anniversary) ceremony was held at his tomb, but the practice is defunct now. During the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War, the village was bombed by Indian aircraft in response to small-arms fire coming from the locals. The village is also home to Afghan Pashtuns who migrated there, particular during the Soviet-Afghan War in the 1980s.

Education[edit]

The literacy rate of the village is 89%. There exist a number of primary and secondary schools in the village alongside various religious schools. The well known institutions are:

  • Govt. College of Technology
  • Sarhad Model School
  • Sarhad Model College
  • Govt. Boys Primary School
  • Govt. Girls Primary School
  • Govt. Boys High School
  • Govt. Girls High School
  • Danish Model School
  • Frontier Cadet School
  • EEF Model School
  • The Educators

Health[edit]

There exist a number of medical and homeopathic clinics and dispensaries alongside Govt. Services Hospital in the village. Besides that, the village is in easy access to all the hospitals in the Peshawar district.

Transport[edit]

The village is well connected through other parts of the district via Cabs, Rickshaws, ChinChi Rickshaw (motorcycle rickshaw), Vans and even historical horse-carts.

Languages[edit]

The residents living in the village are primarily Pakhtuns, speaking Pashto and/or Dari as their native language however, Urdu and English are also understood by the locals.

Agriculture[edit]

Wheat, Barley, Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Turnip, Bottle and Bitter Gourd, Butternut Squash, and Corns are mainly cultivated in the village. The village gets its water for irrigation through a canal from the Kabul River.

Sports[edit]

Sports played by the locals are Cricket, Badminton, Volleyball, Kite flying, toy-planes flying, Microlight planes flying and Goli-danda. The village also hosts several local cricket tournaments throughout the year.