Nowshera is a beautiful city in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the 7th largest city in the province according to population and 78th largest in Pakistan. The city has been populated on the Kabul River almost 27 miles from the provincial capital Peshawar. The name comes from the local languages “Nowkhar” which means new city and later it was translated into Persian and Urdu as Nowshera which means the same. This is a beautiful city where you can see a beautiful blend of history with modernity. You would see the bygone day’s marvels along with the modern scientific amenities.
From a historical perspective, this city has been said to have been developed by the Afghan Durani Empire and is known to be a battlefield for the local forces and the forces of Ranjeet Singh. You would see from the remaining historicity and from the folklores and anecdotes that are being told here. Being a hub to the Pashtunwali culture of the Pathan tribe these people have been known for their bravery in the face of foreign aggression. In the British rule, Nowshera was a town and cantonment as well as the tehsil of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The town was of the Grand Trunk Road and North-West railway. It is said the development of an area highly depends on its infrastructure and as per this view, Nowshera being on the grand routs from the very onset has been a relatively a modern city with some good facilities.
In terms of real estate, Nowshera is better equipped as compared to other cities in the province. With good infrastructure and better facilities, masses have been finding is suitable for living. Better facilities coupled with good living conditions have been the pulling factor here. Over the years property business has seen a substantial boom owing to the greater demand for new housing schemes and societies have sprung up in the city in great numbers. Gone are the days when people were short of options and had to settle for the areas with facilities although not perfectly liked now there are a plethora of options that you can choose from and there is absolutely no dearth of options. In the race, some of the new development real estate businesses provide plots with enhanced facilities. The trend is growing to make gated communities where everything will be provided within the gates of society. so, there are quite numerous options but the names given below are the ones where you can find any time in different varieties.
Sale prices trends here are always on the upward mobility. In property business in general there is never downward mobility. The prices of property never lose its value no matter what the times are. If in the extreme recession or difficult times, the prices of property would remain constant if not a slightly risen perhaps that is why real estate business is deemed to be the best of businesses. In Nowshera, likewise, the prices of property fluctuate. This fluctuation is based on the facilities offered and the locality of the plot. The better the location and facilities, the heftier the price. Generally, one can say with some surety that the prices can be:
5 Marla in PKR ___________________ 8 to 30 lac
8 Marla in PKR ___________________ 12 to 40 lac
10 Marla in PKR __________________ 18 to 60 lac
1 Kanal in PKR ___________________ 30 to 1.5 crore
In terms of facilities, Nowshera is quite satisfactory. You would have some well-performing schools here in the likes of Abaseen Public School and college, IG Sons Schools System, Bacha Khan Model School, Fuji Foundation School, the Nest School, etc. along with some equally good colleges in the city. When it comes to higher education, there are also some good universities as well. Namely, Nowshera University of Technology, Northern University, Govt Post Graduate Collge/University.
Talk about healthcare facilities, Nowshera has hospitals like DHQ hospital Nowshera, Qazi Hussain Ahmed Medical Complex, Nowshera Combined Military Hospital along with some other quality private clinics. Once in this city, you need not travel to other cities for healthcare as the aforementioned hospitals are the best in the country. Given these facilities, this is perhaps the city the arrests one's attention to a very fair extend.
Apart from the aforementioned facilities and amenities, one thing that needs to be emphasized upon talked in length is “CPEC City Nowshera”. It is one of the top-notch high quality schemes in the country that offer amazing luxuries of life. It is one of its kind and the first-ever planned city in KPK with standard living facilities. It is a joint venture of the Provincial Housing Authority Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Frontier Works Organization (FWO). The facilities here are worth telling. Some of the features of this venture are:
Moreover, Nowshera all the travel facilities are it by air, road or railway. If you want to fly by plane then Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar and New Islamabad International Airport in Islamabad are the options which are one and two hours’ drive respectively. And if you want to travel by train enjoying the sightseeing on the way then railways are there to facilitate you. Lastly, roads are of course well-carpeted that too offers a comfortable ride to the adjacent cities. So, now on your part, it’s time to physically say hi to this city.