Bab-e-Khyber

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Bab-e-Khyber
باب خیبر
Bab-e-Khyber.jpg
Bab-e-Khyber
Location Khyber Pass, Jamrud Tehsil, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Type Gateway
Material Brick
Completion date 1964

Bab-e-Khyber (Pashto and Urdu: باب خیبر‎; "Khyber Gate")[1] is a monument which stands at the entrance of the Khyber Pass in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. The gate is immediately west of Peshawar, while the historic Jamrud Fort is adjacent to the gate.[1]

History

Plaque commemorating the monument’s inauguration in 1965.

The gate was built in 1964 by the military government of Ayub Khan. Khyber Gate is considered to be the most famous post-independence structure in Khyber Agency.

References

  1. ^ a b Beyond Bab-e-Khyber Naveed Hussain 22 January 2012 Express Tribune Retrieved 29 May 2014

Coordinates: 34°00′09″N 71°22′48″E / 34.0025°N 71.3800°E / 34.0025; 71.3800

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