Naswar

Whether we like it or not the tobacco known as "naswar" is associated with Pashtuns. Naswar is primarily used in Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Sweden and India. In Pakistan though it is is predominantly used by members of the Pashtun ethnic group. Some of the many varieties of naswar are produced in different parts of the Khyber-Pakhtunkwa Province of Pakistan and the city of Bannu is especially famous for producing the best naswar.

Naswar is held in the mouth for 10 to 15 minutes. If it is chewed it produces a bad taste in the mouth. Usually, the consumption varies but mostly people take it on an hourly basis as it is highly addictive. Nowadays most of the educated Pashtuns are against the use of this product because of it's detrimental health effects.



An assortment of naswar.




A worker crushing dried Tobacco for converting it to Naswar. Naswar or dried Tobacco is used mostly by Pashtuns but it is also popular among many others. Naswar could be found in two colors i.e green or Black, and the use of Naswar is by placing a small portion like a small tablet inside the mouth and then extracting the juice out of it without bringing down the material of naswar to the stomach, and after few minutes the Naswar is then thrown out.





Naswar waiting to be sold in Karachi.

8 comments:

  1. real naswar color is black and its also use by in the other provinces in pakistan like punjab and balouchistan and its also used in the other countries like spain italy and too many other countries where pushtun living.

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  2. where there is naswar there is pukhtun...

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  3. idiots,what the hell u r talking abt naswar,this is potty/shitt of donkeys.

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    1. oye 'once a punjabi police aresst patan for naswar and ask why you people take naswar patan replied with practical example '
      patan make a naswar ball and put in front of donkey donkey do no not took it then naswari patan said those who don''t take naswar are real donkey

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    2. oye 'once a punjabi police aresst patan for naswar and ask why you people take naswar patan replied with practical example '
      patan make a naswar ball and put in front of donkey donkey do no not took it then naswari patan said those who don''t take naswar are real donkey

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  4. My foot...of donkey...it iz life with out naswar one is a foll idiot.....and i can not bear any awkward wordzzz about naswar do u understand....fucker....naswar is life

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  5. AnonymousMay 27, 2015

    hahahhah

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  6. hahaha Pakistan me Pathan Zinda bad.

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