Peshawar (old name, Barsh Pur) is a historical city of Pakistan. During Gandhara kingdom, Peshawar was a central city. It was later renamed from Barsh Pur to Peshawar by Sultan Akbar. The Great, during his reign in India. Several Afghani, Irani, Greek and Mughal invaders entered into the subcontinent through this hilly tract. It also remained as a popular trading city in history. In 1879, the English captured Peshawar from Sikh emperor. Peshawar became the capital of NWFP (Province of Pakistan) in 1947. Other information about Peshawar is provided below in Urdu.