After the fall of Sikhs in 1849 and annexation of Punjab to the British Empire, a Military Garrison was established at Peshawar during 1868 on the remains of old town site and ancient grave yards.

The boundaries of Peshawar Cantt were 1st notified vide Punjab Gazette Notification No. 279, dated 7-11-1898.  The boundaries were extended in 1943 vide Govt of India Notification No. 10/14/G/CEL, dated 27-11-1943.

Bazar Area

Bazar Area (measuring 44.94 Acres) was notified under section 43-A of Cantts Act 1924 vide Govt of India Notification No. 385, dated 22-5-1937.  The said Notification was superceded and Bazar Area (measuring 137.76 Acres) re-declared vide Ministry of Defence Notification No. SRO/1202(1)80, dated 29-11-1980.

Another Area was notified as Bazar Area under Rule 2 (b) of C.L.A Rules, 1937 vide Ministry of Defence Notification No. 923/55, dated 04-11-1955.

1)       Date of Establishment of Peshawar Cantonment   1868

Classification

Area (Acres)

Usage

Purpose

A-1

1068.890

Units, Barracks, Lines, CMH, MES Office, BOQs, MOQs, OR lines, JCO Lines, Officer Colonies etc.

Land in the active occupation of the Army

A-2

1.938

Open land

Vacant Military Land for specific purpose.

B-1

163.712

Post Office, PO Colony, T&T Communication Building & Railway Administration.

Land which is occupied or used by the federal government except Ministry of  Defence

B-2

383.77

Provincial Govt land.

Land which is occupied or used by the provincial government.

B-3

306.525

Land leased out to private persons

Leased land which is held by any private person.

B-4

1.846

Graveyard, Drains and Nullahs etc.

Vacant land which has not leased out to any one

C

41.772

Roads, Public Parks, Quarters etc

Land which is vested in the Board.

Total

1968.453

 

 

 

 

Population of Peshawar Cantonment

 

68,755
(as per 1998 census report

Bazar Area

460.16 Acres

Parks

13 Nos.

Grave Yard

01 No

Length of Roads

82.23 K.M

Cantt Board Roads

32.00 K.M

M.E.S Roads  

26.52 K.M

C & W Roads 

23.71 K.M

Tube Wells

40 Nos.

Chlorinator with Tube Well

40 Nos.

Over Head Water Tank

11 Nos. 

Water Filteration Plants

39 Nos.

Street Lights

4815 Nos.

CB Public Girls School & College

01 No.

CB Public Boys School & College

01 No.

E-Library

01 No.

Reading Room

02 Nos