Sethi Town (Haji Camp)

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Sethi Town , Haji Camp
سیٹھی ٹاؤن
Country Pakistan
Province KhyberPakhtunkhwa
City District Peshawar
Union Councils 1
Population (1998 Census)
 • Total 34,000 (3% growth rate)
Area code(s) 091

Sethi Town (Urdu: سیٹھی ٹاؤن‎) is a neighborhood in Haji Camp, Peshawar, Pakistan located in the east of historic Peshawar city near "Haji Camp Bus Terminal" of Peshawar .

Geographical location[edit]

Sethi Town is the first Union Council of Pakistan because it is represented in the legislative assembly as UC1,PK1,NA1. The township is located at the east of Peshawar city, exactly at its entrance. At its South-East, the three main routes GT Road, Ring Road, Peshawar and Motorways of Pakistan join.[1] This rendre the township as strategically important area.

Ethnic groups and cultural diversity[edit]

Ethnic groups in Sethi Town (Haji Camp) include Pakhtuns, Hindkowans & Afghan refugees, especially Hazaras & Tajiks. More than 99% of the population of Sethi Town is Muslim. This endows the township with a substantial cultural diversity. In a single street, it is common to find people speaking Urdu, Pashto, Hindko and Farsi. The famous tribe of Khalisa are the descendants of Abdul Qadir Khan and his sons Abdul Jalil Khan and Abdul Rashid Khan.

History[edit]

This township was mainly developed in early 90s after the settlement of Afghan refugees in this area. This also resulted in an increase of the rent in the region.[2] However, most of the residents of this township are now Pakistanis.

Renowned Personalities[edit]

Several distinguished professional resides in the township e.g., at least four faculty members working at University of Agriculture, Peshawar.

Political views[edit]

As for cultural diversity, the area has a large diversity for the political support, mainly for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and ANP with limited support JUI-F. However, currently majority of the young and most of elders are strong supporters of the PTI. Several senior PTI leaders has visited the area.[3]

Hand-made Carpet Industry[edit]

During 90s, most of the Afghan refugees settled in the area were craftspeople weaving handmade carpets. This became a major livelihood for these refugees in Sethi Town. However, in 2013, the law and order situation[4] and the return of refugees to Afghanistan, had adversely affected the industry.

Main sites[edit]

- Hussain Chawk - Sir Buland Pura - Ghalib Street - Pakistan International Public School - Nasim Masjid (main mosque of the township) - Khan Colony

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mughal, Owais. "Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway M1 is now Open for Traffic". 
  2. ^ Ali, Hassan. "Real estate woes: No shelter from rising property prices in Peshawar". 
  3. ^ PTI. "PTI Peshawar Jalsa at Sethi Town (14-Oct-2011)". PTI website. 
  4. ^ "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa militancy hurts carpet industry". Central Asia Online. 31 November 2013. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Coordinates: 34°01′N 71°37′E / 34.017°N 71.617°E / 34.017; 71.617