Near Peshawar you are in the government lands of the Khalid tribe. About 20km east of Peshawar is Jamrud Fort, built by the Sikhs in 1823 to mark the western edge of their empire(one of the few to expand westward to the Khyber). Its trademark stone arch over the road marks the formal entrance to the pass. Once you cross under the arch you enter Tribal Areas popluated by the Afridi tribe. Pakistani law gives way to tribal law just after the gate.
Jamrud Fort, 18 kilometres (11 miles) from Peshawar and at the mouth of the Khyber Pass, is as far as a visitor can go without a permit. To proceed further, foreigners require a permit. This permit is free of charge and can be obtained by applying at the Political Agent?s offices. Let alone foreigners, even Pakistanis have to apply for this permit if they need to visit. Jamrud Fort is visible from a distance like an old battleship. Looking ruggedly majestic with its jumble of towers and loop hole walls, the fort contains the grave of its builder, the famous Sikh General Hari Singh Nalwa, who died here in action against the forces of the Amir of Kabul in 1837 AD. The fort; coarsely constructed of stone daubed with mud plaster, was built by the Sikhs in 1823 on the site of an earlier fort. The modern stone arch spanning the road dates from 1964
The Jamrud Fort, it looks ruggedly majestic with its jumble of towers and
loop-holed walls, by the way the fort contains the grave of its builder, the famous Sikh General Singh Nalwa.
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