The Pakhar were a race of hamster-like aliens.
The Pakhar were hamster-like or guinea pig-like in appearance. They were only a metre tall when standing upright. (PROSE: Legacy) They were covered in fur, which grew white as they aged. (PROSE: Mean Streets) Pakhars generally washed themselves with their tongues. (PROSE: The Glass Prison)
Megali Scoblow claimed that her species had one of the oldest civilisations in the universe. They left their mark on many cultures, including the Osirians, the Olympians, the Asgardians, the Jessussians, and Yoda's people. (PROSE: Lilac Mars)
In the 26th century, Zarnek the Pakhar owned a pawn shop in Mega City on Megerra, though he also helped small-time criminals. He was killed when one these criminals, a subject of the Project, killed him in a rage. (PROSE: Mean Streets)
Megali Scoblow was a Pakhar native to the late 26th and early 27th centuries who encountered Bernice Summerfield (PROSE: Beige Planet Mars, AUDIO: Venus Mantrap) and Iris Wildthyme. (PROSE: Lilac Mars)
In the 37th century, there were some pacifists who attempted to change the Pakhar for the better. The Third Doctor and Jo Grant came to the planet and got involved with the conflicts. They eventually confronted Vor'r'na, a forager who had become corrupted by the Diadem. When they tried to take the Diadem away, he panicked and fell off a cliff into the Wavis Ravine. With the influence of the Diadem gone, the Pakhars turned to a philosophy of peace. (PROSE: Legacy)
In the late 39th century, the planet Pakha joined the Galactic Federation. Its economy was boosted, and it soon became a tourist attraction. It was focused towards education and was famous for its museums, universities, and libraries.
When the Gholos and Angvians were planning for peace, two peace conferences were set up. One, on Achilles 4, was hosted by the Pakhar. A secret conference was also held on Dark Space 8 during the 309th Intergalactic Song Contest. Geri the Pakhar was sent as a mediator. (AUDIO: Bang-Bang-a-Boom!)
In an alternate universe where the Valeyard stole the Sixth Doctor's regeneration, the Valeyard and Ellie Martin visited Pakha, stole the Diadem, and used it to destroy the planet. (AUDIO: He Jests at Scars)
Behind the scenes
- NZDWFC - Time/Space Visualiser Issue 42 article by Justin Reynolds - part of the Time Lord Game Addition series