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Bala Hisar Fort

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Bala Hissar (Hindko; Pashto and Urdu: قلعه بالا حصار), also spelt Bala Hisar, is a historic fortress located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The fort was used as a royal residence for the Durrani Empire, and was renovated during Jatsikh rule. The fort now serves as headquarters for Pakistan's Frontier Corps.

The word Bala Hissar is from Dari Persian, meaning, "elevated or high fort". The name was given by the Afghan Pashtun King Timur Shah Durrani (1773–1793), who used the fort as the winter capital of the Durrani Empire

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