Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (shortened as KP; Urdu: خیبر پختونخوا; Pashto: خیبر پښتونخوا) is one of the four regulatory regions of Pakistan, situated in the northwestern area of the nation along the universal fringe with Afghanistan. It was already known as the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) until 2010, and is known conversationally by different names. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the third-biggest area of Pakistan by the span of both populace and economy, however, it is topographically the littlest of four. It contains 10.5% of Pakistan’s economy, and is home to 11.9% of Pakistan’s aggregate populace, with most of the region’s tenants being Pashtuns, Hazarewal, Chitrali, and Kohistanis.
The area is the site of the old kingdom Gandhara, including the vestiges of its capital Pushkalavati close cutting edge Charsadda. Initially,a fortification of Hinduism and Buddhism, the historical backdrop of the locale was described by visit attacks under different Empires because of its geological vicinity to the Khyber Pass.
Since the 9/11 assaults in the United States in 2001, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a noteworthy venue of militancy and psychological oppression which escalated when the Taliban started an unsuccessful endeavor to grab the control of the area in 2004. With the dispatch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb against the Taliban revolt, the loss and wrongdoing rates in the nation all in all dropped by 40.0% when contrasted with 2011– 13, with significantly more noteworthy drops noted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.As of July 2014, around 929,859 individuals were accounted for to be inside dislodged from North Waziristan to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
On March 2, 2017, the Government of Pakistan considered a proposition to combine the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and to annul the Frontier Crimes Regulations, which are right now relevant to the ancestral areas. However, some political gatherings have restricted the merger and required the innate zones to rather turn into a different territory of Pakistan.
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