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Chowk Yaadgar (the place of remembrance) is old Peshawar's central square, is at the end of the Ander Shehr. The traditional site of political rallies, is the Speakers Corner of Peshawar, and the heroes of the 1965.Indo-Pakistani War assembling political rallies and demonstrations during the struggle for independence, also many anti-British demonstration started out from this square. In fact, the variety of crafts in which Peshawar excels even today is amazing, and this is a part of the city's character often eclipsed by its martial tradition. On the left (west) side of the square, money-changers squat on hand knotted carpets with their safes behind them and their pocket calculators and mobile telephones at the ready. They will change any currency (illegally), but will accept only large notes. The houses here, built mostly of unbaked bricks set in wooden frames to guard against earthquakes. Many old houses have beautifully carved heavy wooden doors and almost all have highly ornamental wooden balconies, towards Chowk Yaadgar, a bird market, where songbirds are sold as pets in small cages, as in China.

Nearby the Chowk Yaadgar is a Cunningham Clock Tower It was built in 1900 "in Commemoration of the Diamond jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen Empress", but. is named after Sir George Cunningham who came along somewhat later. Cunningham started his Asian career as the political agent assigned to North Waziristan (in the Tribal Areas) and advanced to become governor of NWFP in 1937-46 and again after Independence in 1947-8.

The heart of the Sadder is the Khalid bin Walid (Company) Bagh which is an old Mughal Garden. Its huge ancient trees and gorgeous big roses are a sight to remember. Two other splendid old gardens are the Shahi Bagh in the northeast and the Wazir Bagh in the south-east, all of which give the character of a garden city to Peshawar.The Peshawar of the hoary past is the old city, the Peshawar of the British period (1849-1947) is the Cantonment but the Peshawar of independent Pakistan is the vast extension of the city west and east.

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