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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 207 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BAHADUR KHEL, an Indian salt-mine in the Kohat district of the North-West Frontier Province, in the range of hills south of the village of Bahadur Khel between Kohat and Bannu. For a space of 4 M. in length by a quarter of a mile in breadth there exists an exposed mass of rock-salt with several large hillocks of salt on either side. The quarries extend over an area i m. long by half a mile broad, and the salt is hewn out in large blocks with picks and wedges. The Indian governmentformerly maintained a large preventive establishment for the preservation of the revenue, but it was withdrawn in 1898. Consumption of Kohat salt is restricted, on account of its paying less duty, to the tracts lying to the north of the Indus and to the frontier tribes. In 1903 the rate was fixed at R.ti per maund, against R.2 for the rest of India. The mines are under the control of the Northern India Salt Department.
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A.A This is the first article on net about my village.its a versatile and tremendous informative article but too short.i do,nt know that who has created this article but i really appreciate his effort.the message for him is that"please try to write more about the history of my village" thanks
I have a photo my Dad took of the Badahur Salt Post in Sept 1938. Please let me know if you would like a copy. It a good quality black & white photo. Cheers Ann Papageorgiou (Manchester, UK)
Hi Guys! This is iftikhar here from islamabad. i was born in Bahadur khel, my village is very much beatifull, people live there are so nice, co-operative and BRAVE. LONG LIVE BAHADUR KHEL!
A.A.Very much pleased to see information about my native village.Although I have left my village for six years and prevailing situation in my native land is not satisfactory then too I love my village from the core of my heart.Almighty Allah bless my native village with peace prosperity.Ameen
This is tariq from bahader khail .i am missing my native village a lot . i am keen interested to collect the old pic of my beautiful village thats y Cheers Ann Papageorgiou (Manchester, UK)is kindly requested to email me the email i.d is
i myself is not born in bahadur khel but i nurished in this splended i feel happy when i hear its name .i have many friend in this one friend is hafiz basit.he is my best best......................................................presently my house in n lower part of village naming khosh aaba.
hi,Ann. I m from Bahadur Khel.You said you had a pic of my village that your dad took in 1938. I would love to see the pic,kindly send me the link.
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