Nishtar Hall

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Nishtar Hall is a cultural centre and music venue in Peshawar, Pakistan. It was established to promote and represent the Pashtun culture and music. Hall was established in 1985.[1] It is an only and large entertainment venue in Peshawar with a capacity of 600 people. It remained closed for eight years and opened again in 2000s.[2]


Hall was established in 1985 to promote culture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[3] It was named after a Pasthun freedom fighter Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar. In start it was organised by the Abasin Arts Council and later by Cultural Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[4]


  1. ^ "Music returns to Nishtar Hall". Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nishtar Hall sees some entertainment after 8-year break". The Express Tribune. November 1, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ KP government opens concert hall after 8 long years"Nishtar Hall colours to return soon". October 23, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nishtar Hall to host musical concert today after five years". May 27, 2008. Retrieved March 5, 2013.