About QK

Welcome to Qissa Khwani

In Persian, Qissa Khwani means story-telling. Legend has it that the story-tellers used to gather in the ancient Qissa Khwani bazar of Peshawar. Our tales here still focus on that region. Though not as romantic as those of yore, the idea is to give locals a chance to tell the stories of their conflict torn homeland in their own words. In giving local voices a platform to be heard globally, we hope to fill in the glaring gaps left by mainstream media in their narrow focus on this region. 

For more information on who were are, please read Tales from the Bazaar and Interview: New Website Lets Peshawar, Pakistan Tell Its Own Stories.

We are present on other social media platforms too, i.e. on FacebookTwitter and Youtube. You'll also find some of our stories on Storify and a valuable collection of scanned archives and documents on Scribd.


If you're interested in contributing, you can contact us here, through Facebook, or on Twitter.

QK Team

  • Zalan Khan: QK founder and contributor. Co-manages QK's twitter account @qissakhwani
  • Hafsa: QK Content Manager 
  • Shoaib Anwar: QK's Youtube Channel Moderator 
  • Ali Jan: QK's Facebook Page Chief Content Manager