Peshawar is home to different social groups professing different religions and views. In the recent past, the city has seen many strifes including violence. Moreover, many areas around Peshawar continue to be ruled by local tribal chiefs and beyond the jurisdiction of the local police and administration. As such, while in Peshawar and beyond, one should be rather wary and be careful.
Women, particularly of foreign nationalities, should be more careful and move preferably in local dress to avoid undue attention. Foreigners and even domestic tourists should move in groups accompanied by local guides.