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Na 17 Haripur Result: Omar Ayub Khan won Election 2018


Today we are sharing the final result of Election 2018 for NA 17 Haripur in which Umar Ayub Khan of PTI won the election with a huge lead. You can check out the result in below table.

Na 17 Haripur Result
Omar Ayub Khan with Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen

NA-17 Haripur Election 2018 Result

Candidate Party Total Votes
Omar Ayub
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Babar Nawaz Khan
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz
Habib Ullah
Raja Qaiser Ali
Rizwan Saeed Mughal
Saeed Hamid Shah
Pakistan Muslim League
Shahista Naz
Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians
Farooq Shah
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal
Qazi Atiq Ur Rehman
Muhammad Zubair
Tehreek Labaik Pakistan
Muhammad Faiz
Malik Shakeel Ahmad
Allah Akbar Tehreek
Wakalat Khan
Erum Fatima
Awami National Party

Haripur Becomes #1 District of Pakistan in Overall Education

Haripur Becomes #1 District of Pakistan in Overall Education

Aslamualaikum, I hope you guys are doing well, today I am sharing an interesting news our Haripur district of KP ranks no. 1 in the list of overall education.

Haripur Becomes #1 District of Pakistan in Overall Education

Alif Ailaan has recently published their report about educational system of Pakistan, while in which Haripur Hazara succeeded to grab the number one spot against the whole country.

Education Ranking List 2017

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Hindko Language

Hindko Language

Hindko (ہندکو‎) is a cover term for a diverse group of Lahnda (Western Punjabi) dialects spoken by people of various ethnic backgrounds in several discontinuous areas in northwestern Pakistan, primarily in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.The various names for this language group include Hindki, Panjistani and the ambiguous Pahari.

Hindko Language

There is a nascent language movement and in recent decades Hindko-speaking intellectuals have started promoting the view of Hindko as a separate language. There is a literary tradition based on Peshawari, the urban variety of Peshawar in the northwest, and another one based on the language of Abbottabad in the northeast.

Although there is disagreement about the exact etymology of the name “Hindko” (Shackle for example sees it as meaning “the Indian language”), it is generally accepted that the term has developed to refer to the northwestern Indo-Aryan speech forms in contrast to the neighbouring Pashto, an Iranian language. Hindko is mutually intelligible with Punjabi and Saraiki, and has more affinities with the latter than with the former. Differences with other Punjabi varieties are more pronounced in the morphology and phonology than in the syntax.

Dialects of Hindko

The central dialect group of “Hindko proper” comprises Kohati (spoken in the city of Kohat and a few neighboring villages in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and the three closely related dialects of Attock District, Punjab: Chacchi (spoken in Attock and Haripur ), Ghebi (spoken to the south in Pindi Gheb Tehsil) and Awankari (spoken in Talagang Tehsil, now part of Chakwal District). Rensch’s classification based on lexical similarity also assigns to this group the rural dialects of Peshawar District. Shackle, however, sees most of them as closely related to the urban variety of Peshawar City.

In a group of its own is Peshawari, the prestigious urban variety spoken in the city of Peshawar and the one that is promoted as a standardised literary language. It has a wide dialectal base and has undergone the influence of Urdu and Standard Punjabi.A separate group is formed in the northeast by the relatively homogeneous dialects of the Hazara region, which are known as Hazara Hindko, “Northern Hindko” or “Kaghani”.

The whole dialect continuum of Hindko is partitioned by Ethnologue into two languages: Northern Hindko (ISO 639-3 code: hno). for the dialects of Hazara, and Southern Hindko (ISO 639-3: hnd) for the remaining varieties. This grouping finds support in the results of the intelligibility testing done by Rensch, which also found out that the southern dialects are more widely understood throughout the Hindko area than are the northern ones. Northern “Hindko” dialects include Dhanni and Sawain (Sohain), Tinauli, Dhundi-Kairali, Chibhali, and Punchhi. Some of these may be included in the 1981 census figure of 1.9 million speakers, but it is not known if these are actually closer to Kagani than they are to other languages; Ethnologue counts the last three as dialects of Pothohari, but Linguist List suggests that the first three (Dhann, Sawain, & Tinauli) have been counted with Kagani.

Hindko is closely related to several other varieties of “Greater Punjabi”, especially the Dhani dialect of Chakwal. To the south, across the Salt Range are found the dialects of Saraiki. One of these – the variety spoken in the Dera Ismail Khan District is variously referred to as either “Hindko” or “Siraiki”.

Hindko Demographics

The speakers of Hindko live primarily in seven districts in northern Pakistan: Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Nowshera, Akora Khattak, Swabi and Kohat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Attock and Rawalpindi in Punjab, and parts of Pakistan-administered Kashmir including Muzaffarabad. Jonathan Addleton states that “Hindko is the linguistic majority in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, represented in nearly one-third of the province’s total households.” (Pakhtunkhwa referring to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.) According to the 1981 census, Hindko-speaking households accounted for 92% of the total in Abbottabad District, 47% in Mansehra District, 6.9% in Peshawar District, and 10% in Kohat District.

There is no generic name for the speakers of Hindko because they belong to diverse ethnic groups and tend to identify themselves by the larger families or castes. However, the people of the largest group in the districts of Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram and Kohistan are sometimes recognized collectively as Hazarawal, named after the defunct Hazara Division that comprised these districts. The ethnic groups that speak Hindko include various Pashtun tribes (Tahir Kheli, Swati Pathans, Yusufzai, the Jadun and the Tarin), as well as Saiyids, Avans, Moughals, Bulghadris, Turks, Qureshis and Gujars.

The most common second language is Urdu and the second most common one is Pashto. In most Hindko-speaking areas, speakers of Pashto live in the same or neighboring communities (although this is less true in Abbottabad and Kaghan Valley). The relationship between Hindko and Pashto is not one of stable bilingualism. In terms of domains of use and number of speakers, Hindko is dominant and growing in the northeast, whereas in the southwest it is losing ground.

In recent years, the migration of the people from the Hazara region to the plains of Punjab and intermarriages has brought Hindko even closer to standard Punjab.

Literature of Hindko Language

The Gandhara Hindko Board is a leading organisation that has been active in the preservation and promotion of the Hindko and culture since 1993. The board was launched in Peshawar in year 1993 to preserve and promote Hindko —the second most spoken of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It brings out four regular publications— Hindkowan, The Gandhara Voice, ” Sarkhail” and “Tarey” and a number of occasional publications. Late professor Zahoor Ahmad Awan of Peshawar city, the author of 61 books and publications, was the founding-chairman of the board. Now the board is headed by Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi. The board has published first Hindko dictionary and several other books on a variety of topics. With head office in Peshawar, the organisation has regional offices in other cities of the province where Hindko is spoken and understood. The organisation has arranged a number of mega events to raise awareness among the Hindkowans about the importance of their language and culture. The board seeks respect for and due attention to all the languages spoken in Gandhara.

In 2003 the Gandhara Hindko Board published first a Hindko dictionary which was compiled by a prominent linguists from Abbottabad, Sultan Sakoon. The board published a second more comprehensive Hindko dictionary in 2007 prepared by Elahi Bakhsh Awan of the University of London. He is the author of Sarzamin e Hindko, and Hindko Sautiyat. His three booklets on Hindko phonology were published by the University of Peshawar in the late 1970s.

The Idara-e-Faroghe Hindko based in Peshawar is another body that is promoting the Hindko. Riffat Akbar Swati and Aurangzeb Ghaznavi are main people of this organisation. The Idara has published the first Hindko translation of the Quran by Haider Zaman Haider and the first Ph.D. thesis on Hindko by E.B.A. Awan. A monthly magazine Faroogh is also published regularly from Peshawar under supervision of Aurangzeb Ghaznavi. In Karachi Syed Mehboob is working for the promotion of Hindko. His articles are frequently published in Farogh monthly. He is organiser of Hindko Falahi Forum.

Many organisations like Bazm-e-Ilm-o-Fun Abbottabad and Halqa-e-Yaraan Shinkyari are contributing in their own way to the cause of promoting Hindko and literature. Asif Saqib, Sufi Abdur Rasheed, Fazal-e-Akbar Kamal, Sharif Hussain Shah, Muhammad Farid, Yahya Khalid, Nazir Kasalvi, and Muhammad Hanif have contributed a lot in this regard. Sultan Sakoon has written the First Hindko dictionary that has been published by Gandhara Hindko Board. Sultan Sakoon stands out for his literary contribution as he is a prolific writer and his books including those on Hindko proverbs and Hindko riddles have been published.

Complete Biography of Ayub Khan

Complete Biography of Ayub Khan

Muhammad Ayub Khan (Urdu: محمد ایوب خان‎‎; 14 May 1907 – 19 April 1974), widely known as Ayub Khan, HPk, NPk, HJ, MBE, was a Pakistani politician and army general who served as the second President of Pakistan from 1958 until being forced into resignation amid a popular uprising in East-Pakistan in 1969. He is noted for being the first and only self-appointed Field Marshal as well as the first martial law ruler who forcibly assumed the presidency following the exile of President Iskander Mirza when the latter imposed martial law against the Feroz Khan Noon government in 1958.

Trained at British Sandhurst Military College, Ayub Khan fought in World War II as a Colonel in the British Indian Army. He opted for Pakistan and joined the military upon establishment as an aftermath of partition of British India in 1947. He served as chief of staff of Pakistan Eastern Command in East-Bengal and elevated as first native commander-in-chief of Pakistan Army in 1951 by then-Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan in a controversial promotion over several senior officers. From 1953–58, he served in the civilian government as Defence and Home Minister and supported Iskander Mirza’s decision to impose martial law against Prime Minister Feroze Khan’s government in 1958 . Two weeks later, he took over the presidency from Mirza after the meltdown of civil-military relations between the military and the civilian President.

After appointing General Musa Khan as an army chief in 1958, the policy inclination towards the alliance with the United States was pursued that saw the allowance of American access to facilities inside Pakistan, most notably the airbase outside of Peshawar, from which spy missions over the Soviet Union were launched. Relations with neighboring China were strengthened but deteriorated with Soviet Union in 1962, and with India in 1965. His presidency saw the war with India in 1965 which ended with Soviet Union facilitating the agreement between two nations. At home front, the policy of privatisation and industrialization was introduced that made the country’s economy as Asia’s fastest-growing economies. During his tenure, several infrastructure programs were built that consisted the completion of hydroelectric stations, dams and reservoirs, as well as prioritizing the space program but reducing the nuclear deterrence.

In 1965, Ayub Khan entered in a presidential race as PML candidate to counter the popular and famed non-partisan Fatima Jinnah and controversially reelected for the second term. He was faced with allegations of widespread intentional vote riggings, authorized political murders in Karachi, and the politics over the unpopular peace treaty with India which many Pakistanis considered an embarrassing compromise. In 1967, he was widely disapproved when the demonstrations across the country were led by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto over the price hikes of food consumer products and, dramatically fell amid the popular uprising in East led by Mujibur Rahman in 1969. Forced to resign to avoid further protests while inviting army chief Yahya Khan to impose martial law for the second time, he fought a brief illness and died in 1974.

His legacy remains mixed; he is credited with an ostensible economic prosperity and what supporters dub the “decade of development”, but is criticized for beginning the first of the intelligence agencies’ incursions into the national politics, for concentrating corrupt wealth in a few hands, and segregated policies that later led to the breaking-up of nation’s unity that resulted in the creation of Bangladesh.

Early years and personal life

Ayub Khan was born on 14 May 1907 in Rehana, a village in Haripur District in Hazara region of then North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). He hailed from the Tareen[12][13][14][15] tribe of ethnic Pashtuns settled in Hazara region.

He was the first child of the second wife of Mir Dad, a Risaldar-Major (a regimental JCO which was then known as VCO) in the 9th Hodson’s Horse which was a cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army.[citation needed] For his basic education, he was enrolled in a school in Sarai Saleh, which was about 4 miles from his village. He used to go to school on a mule’s back and was shifted to a school in Haripur, where he started living with his grandmother.

He went on to study at college and :146 while pursuing his college education, he was accepted into the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst by the recommendation of General Andrew Skeen; he did not complete his degree and departed for Great Britain.:147 Ayub Khan was fluent in Urdu, English and his regional Hindko dialect as well as Pashto.

Military career

Brig. Ayub Khan meeting with Governor-General Jinnah, ca. 1947.
According to some accounts, Ayub Khan’s performance at the Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom was good, earning him awards and scholarships.:124–125 He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. on 2 February 1928 in the 1/14th Punjab Regiment (1st Battalion of the 14th Punjab Regiment) of the British Indian Army — it is now known as the 5th battalion of the Punjab Regiment of Pakistan Army.:125 Amongst those who passed out with him was the future chief of army staff of the Indian Army, General J. N. Chaudhri who served as chief when Ayub was the President of Pakistan. After the standard probationary period of service in the British Army, he was appointed to the British Indian Army on 10 April 1929, joining the 1/14th Punjab Regiment Sherdils, now known as 5th Punjab Regiment.

Ayub khan wih Quaid-e-Azam

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 2 May 1930 and to Captain on 2 February 1937. During World War II, he was promoted to the temporary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1942 and was posted in Burma to participate in first phase of Burma Front in 1942–43.:87–88 He was promoted to the permanent rank of Major on 2 February 1945. Later that year, he was promoted to temporary Colonel and assumed the command of his own regiment in which he was commissioned to direct operations on second phase of Burma Front; however he was soon suspended without pay from that command temporarily for visible cowardice under fire.

In 1946, he was posted back to the British India and was stationed in the North-West Frontier Province. In 1947, he was promoted to a one-star rank, Brigadier, and commanded a Brigade in mountainous South Waziristan.:87 When the United Kingdom announced the partition British India into India and Pakistan, he was one of the most senior serving officers in the British Indian Army who decided to opt for Pakistan in 1947. At the time of his joining, the Indian Army sent the military seniority list to Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) where he was the 10th ranking officer in terms of seniority with Service No. PA-010.

In the early part of 1948, he was given the commanded of the 14th Infantry Division as its GOC, (still ranked Brigadier) stationed in Dacca, East-Pakistan.:94 In 1949, he was appointed as army commander of Eastern Command and decorated with the Hilal-i-Jurat (HJ) by Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan for non-combatant service and called back to Army GHQ as an adjutant-general on November of same year.


General Ayub Khan arriving to take command of the Pakistan Army in 1951.
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan approved the relief papers of Lieutenant General Sir Douglas Gracey on 16 January 1951 after his term was completed. The Pakistan government already called for appointing native commanders-in-chief of army, air force, navy and dismissed deputation appointments from the British military.:82:30 The Army GHQ sent the nomination papers to Prime Minister’s Secretariat for the appointment of commander-in-chief. There were four-senior officers in the race: Major-General Muhammed Akbar Khan, Major-General Iftikhar Khan, Major-General Ishfakul Majid, and Major-General N.A.M. Raza, among these officers Akbar was the senior-most as he was commissioned in 1920.

Initially, it was Iftikhar Khan (commissioned in 1929) who was selected to be appointed as first native commander-in-chief of the army, but he died in an airplane crash en route to take command after finishing the senior staff officers’ course in the United Kingdom. All three remaining generals were bypassed including the recommended senior-most Major-General Akbar Khan and Major-General Ishfakul Majid (commissioned in 1924).

The Defence Secretary Iskandar Mirza, at that time, played a crucial role in lobbying for the army post selection as presenting with convincing arguments to Prime Minister Ali Khan to promote the junior-most Major-General Ayub Khan (commissioned in 1928, service number: PA-010) to the post despite the fact that his name was not included in the nomination list. Ayub’s papers of promotion were controversially approved and he was appointed as the first native Commander in Chief of Pakistan Army with a promotion to four-star rank, a full general, on 17 January 1951 by Prime Minister Ali Khan.

Ayub’s becoming the army chief marked a change in the military tradition of preferring native Pakistanis; it ended the transitional role of British military officers. Although the Pakistani government announced the appointment of navy’s native commander in chief in 1951, it was Ayub Khan who helped Vice-Admiral M.S. Choudhri to be appointed as first native navy’s commander in chief, also in 1953. The events surrounding Ayub’s appointment set the precedent for a native general being promoted out of turn, ostensibly because he was the least ambitious of the generals in the line of promotion and the most loyal to civil government at that time. Ayub, alongside Admiral Choudhri, cancelled and disbanded the British military tradition in the navy and the army when the U.S. military’s advisers were dispatched to the Pakistani military in 1955–57. British military traditions were only kept in the air force due to a British commander and major staff consisting of Royal Air Force officers.

In 1953, Ayub went on his first foreign visit Turkey as an army c-in-c, and was said to be impressed with Turkish military tradition; he met only with Turkish Defence minister during his visit. Thereafter, he went to the United States and visited the US State Department and Pentagon to lobby for forging military relations. He termed this visit as “medical visit” but made a strong plea for military aid which was not considered due to India’s opposition.

Three months before the end of his tenure as commander-in-chief of the army, Ayub Khan deposed his mentor, Iskandar Mirza, Pakistan’s president, in a military coup – after Mirza had declared martial law and made Ayub Khan the chief martial law administrator.

Cabinet and Defence Minister

Further information: One Unit and Interservice rivalry
In 1954, Prime Minister Muhammad Ali Bogra’s relations with the military and Governor-General Ghulam Muhammad deteriorated on issues of the economy. Pressure had been built up to reconstruct the Cabinet which eventually witnessed with Lieutenant-General Ayub Khan becoming the Defence Minister and Iskander Mirza as Home Minister in 1954.

On 24 February 1954, he signed the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) and, together with Mirza, their role in the national politics began to grow. In 1954, the work on controversial program, the One Unit, began which would integrate the four provinces into one united political entity, known as West-Pakistan, as a counterbalance to East-Pakistan. Despite opposition from the ethnic parties and public in general, the program was launched by Prime Minister Bogra. In 1955, Prime Minister Bogra was dismissed by Governor-General Muhammad and he was succeeded by the new Prime Minister Muhammad Ali as the Defence Minister.

As an after of general elections in 1954 in East, the Awami League formed the government in East while the West was governed by the PML, but the PML government collapse soon after in West in 1956.[ He was called on to join the Cabinet as Defence Minister by Prime Minister H.S. Suhrawardy and maintained closer relations with Iskander Mirza who now had become the first President of the country after the successful promulgation of Constitution in 1956. In 1957, President Mirza renewed his extension to serve as an army chief of staff.

Around this time, the MoD led by General Ayub Khan began to see the serious interservice rivalry between the Army GHQ staff and the Navy NHQ staff. Commander in Chief of Navy Vice-Admiral M. S. Choudri and his NHQ staff had been fighting with the Finance ministry and the MoD over the issues of rearmament and contingency plans. Meanwhile, he continued to serve with Prime Minister Chundrigar and Feroz Noon’s government as Defence Minister, and his resentment towards civilian politicians grew.

In 1958, he chaired the Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting where he became involved with heated discussion with Admiral M. S. Choudri. He reportedly complained against Admiral Choudri to President Mirza and criticized the Admiral Choudri of “neither having the brain, imagination or depth of thought to understand such (defence) problems nor the vision or the ability to make any contribution.” The impasse was broke with Admiral Choudhri resigning from the Navy in protest as result of having differences with Navy’s plans of expansion and modernization. In 1958, Vice-Admiral Afzal Rahman Khan, who was known to be confident of General Ayub Khan, was appointed as naval chief by President Mirza.

President of Pakistan (1960–1969)

In a threat of being dismissed, Prime Minister H.S. Suhrawardy resigned and Prime Minister I.I. Chundiragar took over the post but in mere two months he too tendered resignation after losing confidence in running the government. The Constituent Assembly elected Sir Feroz Noon for the post of the Prime Minister who had much larger support from the Western Republican Party and Eastern Awami League, and Krishak Sramik.

This new alliance nearly threatened President Iskander Mirza because Suhrawardy and Feroz were now initially campaigning to become Prime Minister and President in the next general elections to be held. The conservative Pakistan Muslim League, led under its President A.Q. Khan, was also gaining momentum in West Pakistan and threatened for the Dharna movement. These events were against President Mirza hence he was willing to dissolve even Pakistan’s One Unit for his advantage.

On the midnight of 7 and 8 October 1958, President Mirza ordered a mass mobilization of Pakistan Armed Forces and abrogated the Constitution after sending a letter to Prime Minister Feroze and the Constituent Assembly about the coup d’état. Most of the politicians became only aware of coup the next morning; only the U.S. Ambassador James Langley was kept aware of the political development in the country. President Mirza appointed General Ayub as its chief martial law administrator (CMLA) to enforce the martial law in both exclave–West and East Pakistan. However, President Mirza soon realized his mistake by making Ayub as the CMLA and repented his actions in news media about the delicate position he had gotten himself into.He regretted his decision and said: “I did not mean to do it,” while offering assurances that the martial law would be for the shortest possible duration. In an attempt to consolidate the powers in his own control, Mirza unsuccessfully tried to appoint Ayub as Prime Minister the following and asked him to appoint the technocratic Cabinet. Such actions were not implemented due to Ayub Khan’s protest against this attempt and briefly complained about Mirza’s “high hand” methods. President Mirza made a bold move by undercutting Ayub’s rival in the army, navy and air force by co-opting military officers in his favors. Informed of President Mirza’s chicanery, Ayub dispatched the military unit to enter in presidential palace on the midnight of 26–27 October 1958 and placed him in a place to exile in to England. Subsequently, Admiral A. R. Khan and four army and air force generals: Azam, Amir, Wajid, and Asghar Khan were instrumental in Ayub Khan’s rise to power.

Ouster of President Mirza was welcomed at public circles, Air Marshal Asghar Khan, the air force chief backed the actions for the martial law enforcement. He relieved the army command and appointed General Muhammad Musa as the new army chief while he promoted himself to the five-star rank, Field Marshal– a rank that many of his critics said that he never deserved.

In 1960, a referendum, that functioned as Electoral College, was held that asked the general public:”Do you have confidence in Muhammad Ayub Khan?”. The voter turnout was recorded at 95.6% and such confirmation was used as impetus to formalise the new system– a presidential system. Ayub Khan was elected president for next five years and decided to pay his first state visit to United States with his wife and daughter Begum Naseem Aurangzeb in July 1961. Highlights of his visit included a state dinner at Mount Vernon, a visit to the Islamic Center of Washington, and a ticker tape parade in New York City.

Qateel Shifai Biography

Qateel Shifai Biography

Qateel Shifai a well known urdu poet who wrote more than 2500 songs for both Pakistani and Indian films, was also born in Haripur Hazara. He is proud of our city and here I am sharing detailed biography of Qateel Shifai by which you will get to know a lot of things about his personal life and career. So, here we go;

Qateel Shifai Biography

Qateel Shifai Wiki

Muhammad Aurangzeb or Qateel Shifai (24 December 1919 – 11 July 2001) (Urdu: قتیل شفا ئی ) was a Pakistani Urdu language poet. Source: WikiPedia

Early life and career

Qateel Shifai was born as Muhammad Aurangzeb in 1919 in British India (now Pakistan).

He adopted Qateel Shifai as his pen name in 1938, under which he was known in the world of Urdu poetry. “Qateel” was his “takhallus” and “Shifai” was in honour of his ustaad (teacher) Hakeem Mohammed Yahya Shifa Khanpuri, whom he considered his mentor.

Due to his father’s death in 1935, Qateel was forced to quit his higher education. He started his own sporting goods shop. Being unsuccessful in his business, he decided to move from his small town to Rawalpindi, where he started working for a transport company and later joined the Pakistani film industry in 1947 as a film song lyricist. “His father was a businessman and there was no tradition of sher-o-shayari in his family. Initially, he showed his poetry to Hakeem Yahya Shifa Khanpuri for correction and advice. Qateel derived his poetic surname ‘shifai’ from him. Later, he became the disciple of Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi who was his friend and neighbor.”

In 1946, he was called to Lahore by Nazir Ahmed to work as the assistant editor of the monthly ‘Adab-e-Latif’, a literary magazine published since 1936. His first ghazal was published in the Lahore weekly ‘Star’, edited by Qamar Ajnalvi.

In January 1947, Qateel was asked to write the songs of a film by a Lahore-based film producer, Dewan Sardari Lal. The first film he penned the lyrics for was Teri Yaad (1948) in Pakistan. Later, after working for some time as assistant lyricist to some of the famous poets/lyricists of the time (1948 to 1955 time period), he eventually became a highly successful film lyricist of Pakistan and won numerous awards over the years for his film song lyrics.

Death and legacy

Qateel Shifai died on 11 July 2001 in Lahore, Pakistan.

Over 20 collections of verse and over 2,500 film songs for Pakistani and Indian films were published. He wrote songs for 201 Pakistani and Indian films. His talent crossed the borders. His poetry has been translated into numerous languages including Hindi, Gujarati, English, Russian and Chinese. On Qateel Shifai’s 11th death anniversary in 2012, in an interview to a major newspaper, a prominent literary figure Dr Salahuddin Darvesh said, “Shifai was one of those great poets of 20th century who had gained international recognition.

Qateel Shifai received the ‘Pride of Performance Award’ in 1994 for his contribution to literature by the Government of Pakistan, ‘Adamjee Award‘, ‘Naqoosh Award‘, ‘Abbasin Arts Council Award‘ were all given to him in Pakistan, and then the much coveted ‘Amir Khusro Award‘ was given in India. In 1999, he received a ‘Special Millennium Nigar Award‘ for his lifetime contributions to the Pakistan film industry.

Qateel Shifai produced a film in his mother language—Hindko—in 1970. It was the first Hindko film which was named “Qissa Khwani”. The film was released in 1980. He died on 11 July 2001 in Lahore. The street on which he lived in Lahore has been named Qateel Shifai Street after him. There is also a sector of Haripur city that has been named after him – Mohallah Qateel Shifai.


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Map of Haripur Hazara

Sunset at Tarbela Lake

If you are planing to have a trip in Haripur Hazara but you’re from another city and don’t know the exact roots of Haripur city? Now you don’t need to be worried because here I am sharing the google map of Haripur Hazara which will help you to get direction of the city and other must watch places of haripur hazara. So, here we go

Haripur Pakistan Map

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Union Councils


Here we are sharing the complete list of Union Councils of Haripur District alongside their details. So, here we go;

Haripur Hazara Union Councils

Ali Khan Union Council

Ali Khan is one of the 44 union councils of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located east of the district capital, Haripur, at 33°59’22N 72°58’7E. Ali Khan is a prominent area of Haripur District, it became a Union Council by adding some of the small villages which are quite near from the city. It is famous because of variety of its plants. There are many plants nurseries in the union councils and of the people are in this business.

Alikhan is village located on th G.T road (Silk Way Trade Route), about 3.5 Km away from Haripur City. Next to G.T road is residential part of the village and next to this are fields and River Dor. Like other union councils, people of Ali Khan also do agriculture. Some are Government servants in Haripur and few are outside city. Sadaat family is the main landlord of this village. Seyed Masroor Haider Shah was the prominent figure of this village. Other prominent families are Mughal and Awan. Villages Ali Khan Chak Shah Muhammad Chak Talokar Monan Kaal (Kalaan) Muradabad Shah Muhammad.


Bagra is one of the 44 union councils of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located south east of the district capital, Haripur, at 33°58’0N 73°4’0E.TribesThe tribes of the area include the Qutab Shahi (Awan), and Jadoons. The Qutab Shai are the dominant tribe in Union Council and Specially in Baldher.

Villages in Bagra Union Council

Bagra, Baldher, Kar Wala, Ratta Bana, Shorag.


Baitgali is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivisions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. More Information is being collected by our research team.


Amb, Ashrah, Baitgali, Barag, Chakli, Choora, Dewi Gali, Kaneer, Keya, Khabal, Laqab Sathana.


The villages Bhera,Kalu Pind,Gehrryan,Gudwalian,Kamil Pur Sari Pandori and Baka are included in union council Bakka. .Sarwar Khan is the Nazim. Farid Khan from village Kamil Pur is a social person.


Baka Bhera Gadwalian Gera Kalupind Koklia Paharo Sari

Bandi Sher Khan

Following villages lie in Bandi Sher Khan Bandi Sher Khan Barthal Bajawala Bhotri Durash Khel Ganthian Garhi Serian Kamwan Phala Gali


Beer , or Bir, is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Beer is located at 34°10’0N 72°58’0E at an altitude of 811m (2664ft) and lies in the corner of Tarbella Lake and north of the district capital Haripur where it borders Mansehra District. Beer village is a local business hub for surrounding villages. It is about 20kmfrom Haripur City.It is also connected to Mansehra. Mean of transport is road only and most people travel on local buses and vans.The Union Council of Beer consists of villages including Gorakki, Daigra,Soha, Telhala, Chatti, Dheri, tahli and Kacchi. Gorakki village is one of the bigest villages of the Union Council. Gorakki is situated at the top of Danna Hills. Nearby villages are Bhat, Banda, Behaki, Karam, Kutli and Kakotri. The main source of income for most of the residents is agriculture but due to lack of water resources it has made people to look for alternate source of income. In recent years large number of people have moved to larger cities to work their. Many people do jobs abroad. SOHA is Center of Union Council Beer. As Chappar road is passing from Soha, the only access to Telhala, Chatti, Dheri Gorakki and other small villages is from Soha. Beer was a business place up to 1975 when there was not enough road communication. There are many marble factories in the area.
Famous casts
from the area are Tanoli and Awan. Mr.Asif Khan Soha is Nazim from the area. Councilers from Beer are Mr.Malik Liaqat, Mr.Raaj Muhammad, Mrs.Raseeda BiBi, Mr.Muhammad Hanif.
Khan Abdur Rahim Khan (Late) Cheif of Pakhral Nation Naeem Khan (Head of Revenue Deparmtent in Haripur and Son of Khan Abdur Rahim Khan) Anwar Khan (Ex-SHO of Haripur Police) On duty Army General Belong to Soha Beer Mr. Khalid Khan M. Sagheer Tanoli, Soha Village (Director Flight Operations PA, Pakistan Internaitonal Airlines, PIAC , Karachi) Mr.Anwar Saeed is a famous person from the area. He is director of Women Model College and Al-Hira Hospital. Mr.Muhammad Rafiq Hazarvi is a famous educationist from Beer. He is Principal of Al-Qayyum Model School.
Banda Bakhtawar Banda Mughlan Banda Nayan Behaki Bhat Bir Chanjliala Chathi Darwaza Ganhara Gorakki Kachi Kakotri Kangar Amgah Karam Nalaki Nilore Soha


This Union council is one of those union councils, in which the maximum land was under the ownership of Gakkars of Khanpur.The prominent casts are Gakkars, Gujjars, Awans and Abbasis. Raja Nazeer Turk and Dadu from Karwali are among the prominent figures of this area. This union council is situated at the beautiful hills of Margalla near Islamabad


Population Chart of Breela Union Council Haripur:

Literacy Rate (%)
Breela Union Council
Bandi Muneem
Chack Bandi Muneem
Khoi Nara
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.


Bandi Muneem Breela Chack Bandi Muneem Khoi Nara


Darwesh is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located south of the district capital, Haripur, at 33°59’26N 72°55’5E.
Alam Bhand Darvesh Doyan Abi Meelam


Khawaja Abdur Rehman chohrvi was the great saint in this union council and many people still visit his Tomb called MAZAR. Syed Ismail Shah Sahib(late) was the spirtual leader and he had services in Education sector.Mostly the people earn living from agriculture and orchards. Prominent Personilities are Chairman Mushtaq, Malik Habib-ur-Rehman, Malik Aurangzeb, Malik Iqbal Khan and Khurshid Nazim
Bahdo Chak SikandarPur Chohar Sharif Dheenda Jagal Kalas Khewa Momaya Nara Padhana Chohar Qazian


Literacy Rate (%)
Dingi Union Council
Chamba Pind
Mohr Malia
Mohri Pir Bux

According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization. Haji Muhammad Ashraf Khan (Dingi) is EX Nazim of union council Dingi ,and Malik Abdul Rasheed (Mohri Malia) is EX Naib Nazim ( Dingi is the main village of UC Dingi and having population of about 10,000) The prominent personalities of village Dingi are (late) Prof. Abdul Rehman Khan, ,Raja Shakil Khan , Dr Professor Masood Khan (Quaid e Azam University Islamabad), Engineer Azhar Naeem, Masood Ur Rehman Khan advocate IIUI , Sajid Rehman Khan Advocate IIUI , Riaz Khan Tareen USA , Doctor Aamir Naeem (MRCP,UK) Information provided by Muhammad Arshad Khan (Dingi)

Haripur Central

Literacy Rate (%)
Haripur Central UC
Circle No.02 (Part )
Circle No.02 (Part )
Circle No.03 (Part )
Circle No.03 (Part )
Circle No.04 (Part )
Circle No.04 (Part )
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.


Haripur North

Literacy Rate (%)
Haripur North UC
Circle No.01
Circle No.02 (Part )
Circle No.02 (Part )
Circle No.03 (Part )
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.


Haripur South

                                    Literacy Rate (%)
Haripur South UC
Circle No.04 (Part)
Circle No.05
Circle No.06 (Part )
Circle No.06 (Part )
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.



Hattar is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located south of the district capital, Haripur, at 33°51’1N 72°51’8E and borders Taxila Tehsil of Punjab province. Ex-Nazim: Malik Muhammad Akram (Hattar) Ex-Naib Nazim: Malik Sajid (Shadi) Councilers: Imtiaz Hussain Shah (Hattar), Anzal Hussain Shah (Hattar) and Malik Zaheer (Hattar). Income: Agriculture is the basic occupation of most of the people. In additon, many people are engaged in Industrial jobs. Casts: Sadat, Bhatti, Rajput, Gujjar. Area: Most of area is plain except Shadi and RaniWah villages.
Malik Rab Nawaz PML(N), Malik Matloob(late), Syed Ibrar Shah (NGO) Mr. Qamar Hayat (Executive Director SAHARA Development Foundation) Mr. Fiaz Ahmad (President Human Unity Movement Hattar) Mr. Tariq Mehmood (Social Activist) Umar Farooq Social Activist (Social Activist)
Bhijian Kamhar Chak Kamal Pur Hattar Kamal Pur Rani Wah Shadi


Jabri is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located east of the district capital, Haripur, at 34°4′0″N 73°5′0″E Coordinates 34.066667°N.
Akhora Badhar Bandi Kiala Dar Kot Jabri Kohala Bala Nallah Tehl

Jatti Pind

Jatti Pind is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located to the north east of the district capital Haripur at 34°2’60N 72°57’0E.Major villages in this union council are Jatti Pind on which UC is named,Kag,Alooli etc.
Alloli Chappar Daragri Dari Jatti Pind Jora Pind Kag Kot Panala Phul Dar


Kalinjar is one of the 44 union councils, (administrative subdivisions), of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located to the north of the district capital Haripur at 34°10’0N 72°52’60E, and borders Abbottabad.
Anora Bhoraj Khan Pur Dheri Gandaf Gani Kot Kalinjar Khairi Khar Kot Kundriala Ladrakki Langar Mari Murad Pur Pind Khan Khel Said Pur Swabi Mera Tawi Thapla


Khalabat Township (KTS) is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.Lay out design of Khalabat township is similar to sectors in Islamabad. Some of the resident are the richest people in the northern Pakistan.
Latitude 34.0500 Longitude 72.8833 Altitude (feet) 1440 Lat (DMS) 34° 2′ 60N Long (DMS) 72° 52′ 60E Altitude (meters) 438 Khalabat township is located on the way from Haripur to Tarbela Lake.
Residencial construction started in 1974, Khalabat Township (KTS) is a modern town with quality infrastructure situated between the district capital Haripur and Tarbella Lake. The town was named after the village Khalabat which had submerged in the Tarbela lake. It was famous for citrus fruit gardens. A village of the same name inhabited by the same tribes also exist in Swabi District. The name Khalabat is a combination of two words ‘Khala’ and ‘Bat’. Khala means upright and bat means stone. There was a ten feet high stone column erected in the ground of Khalabat. Around 96,000 Effectees of 120 village which were submerged due to Tarbella Dam resides in Khalabat Township and Kangra Colony (in Haripur on Hattar Road). Famous villages that got submerged were, Khalabat, Jahar, Luqmania, Jathoo, Dari, Laloo Gali. Unemployment is wide spread in the young generation due to lack of business and job opportunity.All the industries situated here which were providing employment had been closed. Khalabat Township comprises 4 sectors and 2 Union, Tarbela Union Council comprises Sector 1 and Sector 2. Khalabat Union comprises sector 3 and sector 4. On entrance to Khalabat Township there is Chunge (Toll Plaza) after passing thorugh the Toll Plaza the first Chowk is known as Babu chowk, then comes Digi chowk and then comes Chandni Chowk. Khalabat Township has lot of Chowk and speed breaks, In all together there are almost 168 speed breaker in KTS. Main locations points are Chandni Chowk, Main Chowk, Pakhral Chowk, Darri Chowk, Uthman Chowk, Tanoli Chowk, and Anora Moorr. Main chowk is the most busiest in town for shopping as shops which sell clothes, shoe, jewellery, hardware, furniture, fast food ,cold spots etc. A large Government graveyard is situated in Sector 3. A Public Library has been established inside Town Committee building for general public of the whole area. A Civil Hospital has also been establisted in KTS. Credit goes to Late Akhtar Nawaz Khan for establisment of Hospital and Colleges in KTS. Society of Khalabat is very rich in culture and establishment of traditions.The Hujra and Jirga still exists in the town. In there daily life the Pathan of Khalabat still follows Pathanwali tradition. People of Khalabat are sports loving and they enjoying playing VolleyBall, Football, Field Hockey, Cricket, Kabaddi and Snooker. There are number of villages around Khalabat Township, some of them are Qazian, Jaamah, Karpehan, Dobandi, Nakka, Malikyar, Chohar, Momiya, Khewa etc. Summers are hot and winter are cold in Khalabat Township.
There are a number of Government boys and girls school, with a good number of private schools. In recent years a number of higher education institute has been set up by the government and they are, Government Techincal College in sector 4, Women Degree College in sector 3, Degree college for Boys in sector 1, Some of the famous private schools are Quaid-e-Azam Public School, Pakistan Public School, Model Public School, Dawn Public School.
Syeds Utmanzai Tanoli Tareen Abbasi Awans
Language spoken is Hindko and Urdu, a very tiny population speaks Pashto.
Famous People of Khalabat Township
Late Fayaz Khan, Late Akhtar Nawaz Khan (Ex. MPA), Late Sher Azam Khan (PML-N), Late Malik Khan Afsar, Salim Khan, Ghohar Nawaz Khan (current MPA), Iftikhar Ahmed Khan (Ex. Tehsil Nazim of Haripur), Late Wakel Haider Zaman, Late Muhammad Ismail Khan, Pir Alamzeb Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad Tanoli, Sajjad Khan (Pakistan International Volleyball Players), Maj. Gen (Ret.) Muhammad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Syed Mussarat Shah (VC UET Peshawar), Syed Iqbal Shah (VC Agri University), Dr. Tariq Shah (Professor at QAU), Dr. Farasat Zaman (research scientist at Karolinska Institute-Sweden), Zahid Khan (Prof. at Hazara University), Admiral Noman Bashir(Current Chief of Naval Staff )
Famous Places
Tarbela Lake for fishing and hunting. Boats can be hired by the visitors to have a tour of the Tarbela Lake, these can be seen standing at the sides where u reach by road from Haripur also, local people use them to get to the villages at the mountains and fishermen use these for fishing. Sports stadium situated in Sector 4 known as Shaheed Akhtar Nawaz Khan Stadium.
When Khalabat township was under construction in early 70’s. Government announced tax free industrial zone, and this announcement attracted lots of industrialists. In this industrial zone companies like Kawasaki motorcycles, Rehana woolen mills, Orion television, Ashi marbel, Jhon steel mills, Shafi woolen mill, Tarbela Cotton and Spinning mills were setup. Except Tarbela Cotton and Spinning mill which is still running rest has closed down there business and have moved out, due to these closures there is a huge unemployment in Khalabat township.


Khanpur is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivisions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located to the south of the district capital Haripur at 33°48’53N 72°56’22E, and about 30 km from Islamabad in a beautiful green hilly town. It is famous throughout Pakistan for its oranges and is also known for Khanpur Dam.

Khanpur Dam or Khanpur Lake:

Khanpur Dam is a dam located on the Haro River near the town of Khanpur, North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan, about 25 miles (40 km) from Islamabad, Pakistan. It forms Khanpur Lake, a reservoir which supplies drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi and irrigation water to many of the agricultural and industrial areas surrounding the cities. The dam was completed in 1983 after a 15 year construction period believed to have cost Rs. 1,352 million. It is 167 feet (51 m) high and stores 110,000 acre feet (140,000,000 m³) of water.HistoryThe dam was built by Ayub Khan , Former President of Pakistan .
Prominent people
Raja Khishtasub Khan chief of baghpurdheri father of Sultan Raja Aziz Ahmad Khan Khan Bahadur Raja Jahandad Khan Sultan Raja Erij Zaman Khan Raja Sikander Zama Raja Aamir Zaman Khan Raja Faisal Zaman Khan
Khanpur Khrala Pambala Suraj Gali

Kholian Bala

Kholian Bala is a village and union council of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is part of the PF-49 (Haripur-I) constituency of the provincial assembly of the North-West Frontier Province.
The tribes of the area include the Jadoons. Within the Jadoons some famous sub-tribes are Pannu Khails, Muqrbi, Guram Zai’s ‘ Run Bazi’s etc.Muqarbi is the first tribe who established , Muqarb Khan was the first personality who settle down in the village and other tribes later on came to settle down long long ago. In other tribes there are Syeds, Alvi’s & Qutab Shahi (Awan), etc. The Jadoon are the dominant tribe in Kholian Bala village. Cricket is a popular game in UC Kholian Bala. There are many cricket teams in the village, such as Rising Stars Cricket Club and Diwana Cricket Club.
Ex-Nazim: Haji Zaid Akhtar Khan Ex-Naib Nazim: Muhamd Perwaiz
Chitti Dhaki Dhok Toro Dobandi Kalag Kholian Qazi Mera

Kot Najeebullah

Pir Syed Aman Ali Shah R.A is a great prominent sufi saint from this union council. Their tomb is at Darbar e Alya Qadria Syed Abad Sharif. Now their sons Pir Syed Muhammad Shah & Pir Syed Miskeen Shah are at Syed Abad Sharif.Pir Syed Muhammad Shah and their sons are serving great activities for ISLAM. Mostly people of their area are their followers. The Salana URS MUBARIK of Pir Syed Aman Ali Shah R.A is held on16th safar ul muzafar(Islamic Month) every year at Darbar e Alya Qadria Syed Abad Sharif. The ex-MNA Sardar Muhammad Mushtaq Khan belongs to to this union council. The prominent cast of this UC is Gujjar. Gujjars are the second largest land owners in District Haripur. Mostly the people are teachers and are well educated. According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.


Ladar Mang is situated in tehsil Haripur. The total Population is 15,414. Out of which 7011 are males and 8403 are females according to the 1998 census. Literacy rate is 35.2% .
Bad Hora Bad Garan Bandi Labhial Baralian Chaintari Chobara Baghdara Dakhot Dalri Darya Doga Dera Hal Johal Jan Jaka Karlakian Kharan Kirpalian Kund Kalo Khan Lalo Gali Melyara Mera Khairo Roh Sadoban Sanda Ganda


This Union Council is one of the ancient civilizations, especially the Manikrai village. It was present before Christ. In the east of the Maikrai there is a chain of Himalaya Mountain Ranges and there are also old old ruins.

Shah Maqsood

Famous Persons: Chairman M.Sarwar Abbasi(late), Saeed Abbasi and Sher Bahadur Khan.

Literacy Rate (%)
Maqsood Union Council
Akhon Bandi
Mera Toot
Nikka Pah
Thanda Choha
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.



Chairman Muhammad Irshad Awan is the Nazim of union council. The prominent personalities of Union Council Naijpur, village Dartian are Fazal Dad (Naib-Nazim), Saleem Akhtar Awan (Candidate for MPA) and Choudry Umer Sajid Ex-Nazim). This union council Near the Khanpur (New khanpur) on the bank of harow river it has many village like najafpur, serhedna, dartian, bobutri, ternawa, chity in this union council, the people of this areia are very good and loveable.

Population chart of Union Council Najifpur Haripur:

Najif Pur Union Council
Kamal Pur
Khoi Kaman
Mohra Ghazan
Nai Sukh
Najif Pur
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.



Population chart of union council Pandak, Haripur:

Literacy Rate
Pandak (Union Council)
Gehr Khan
Mir pur
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.



The name Pannian is from Panni. Panni is a tribe of Afghanistan – some of the Panni tribesmen migrated to Haripur and settled in a village, which is named after that tribe as Pannian. Pir Syed Zain-ul-Abidin Shah Bukhari R.A (Baba Jee Sahib) was a great prominent sufi saint from Pannian. In their generation Pir Syed Yaqoob Shah Bukhari R.A and their son Pir Syed Chan Shah Bukhari R.A were both great prominent Sufi Saints. Their tombs are at Panian Sharif. Now the sons of Pir Syed Chan Shah Bukhari R.A are serving great activities for Islam in Pakisan and other countries. Mostly people of their area are their followers. The Salana URS MUBARIK is held on 25th Zeqad (Islamic Month) every year at Darbar e Alya Qadria Panian Sharif. Other renowned persons from Pannian are Javed Panni, a senior government officer and Barrister Farrukh Panni, a renowned barrister of Pakistan. (Information provided by Munir Shah, now in Sialkot )

Population & Literacy Rate

Literacy Rate (%)
Panian (Union Council)
Abdullah Pur
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.


Pind Hasham Khan

Pind Hashim Khan union council is in Haripur. Major casts are Syed, Gujjar and Awan. Mostly people earn through agriculture, other do business and jobs. Here, the population is in land areas, these land areas are surrounded by mountains, which are the properties of individuals. Every village has its own primary school. Boys high school is in Village Pind Hashim Khan and girls high school is also there at place called ‘Bani’ . This girls school was upgraded to high school by Akhtar Nawaz Khan. Telephone exchange is in Pind Hashim Khan. Every village has its own tube well provided by Public Health. Famous People: Syed Masood Shah, Raja Hasrat Khan (Nartopa) , Abdul Bari (Pind Hashim Khan), Abdul Saboor (Nartopa), Abdullah Shah Sahib, Syed Imran Shah Sahib. Councilers: Raheem Dad, Raja Zubair,

Literacy Rate (%)
Pind Hasham Khan UC
Pind Hasham Khan
Rakh Sarkar
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization


Pind Kamal Khan

Literacy Rate (%)
Pind Kamal Khan UC
Bandi Serian
Doyan Khushki
Kohala Payan
Pind Kamal Khan
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization



Rehana is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Largest village in the union council is Rehana itself, which is renowned for being the birth and resting place of Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan. Currently, it is hometown to the his family to which political heavy weights like Gohar Ayub Khan, Yousuf Ayub Khan and Omar Ayub Khan belong. The big and largest village of uc Rehana is Noordee, second chajeain and village Rehana is a small village of UC Rehana,other villages are Ding, Koka, chattary, Kamelpur, Pindjamal Khan, Chapparra ( the main business of village is agriculture) Peer Kot and Kotha dollni . Villages Jamah, Durruniyan and all kind of Darris are mullahjat of village Noordi.the whole uc is fill of great landscapes, very beautiful and a unique view of nature espacially chajeain is very beautiful village, water fall at chajean is worth seeing. Village chajean based on 25 sectors (Mohallas). The Famous Personalities of u/c Rehana are President Ayub Khan,Ghour Ayub Khan,Umer Ayub khan.Yousaf Ayub Khan and Arshid Ayub Khan.The local political figures of u/c Rehana are Riaz Khan Nazim, Masood Khan, Manzoor Hussain Shah, Haji Riaz( ex Naib Nazim) ,Hasrat Nawaz Naib Nazim, Syed ijaz hussain Shah Advocate, and Naeem khan Advocate (who contested the local bodies Election for the seat of Nazim/Naib Nazim )
Chajian Chatri Ding Kamal Pur Koka Kotha Pir Kot Noordi Pind Jamal Khan Rehana Saral Siri Bang

Serai Niamat Khan

Sarai Niamat Khan (also known as Sarai Naimat Khan)is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Serai Niamat Khan is located at 34°4’60N 73°1’60E and lies to the east of the district capital Haripur where it borders Abbottabad District.
The Sarai Naimat Khan town is a local business hub for surrounding villages. It is about 15 km from the Haripur District. Serai Niamat Khan is also connected to Havelian which about 27 km away. Means of transpost is road only and most people travel on local buses, pickups and vans.The main source of income for most of the residents is agriculture but due to lack of water resources it has made people to look for alternate sources of income. In recent years a large number of people have moved to larger cities to work there.Sarai Naimat Khan village is divided into small areas e.g. Mohallah Khu, Jora Pind, Nearia Abad, Moriyan, Najeeb Abad, Mohalla Ziarat and a few more. All the population is Muslim and there is a main Jamia Mosque in the town center.People are very keen on the importance of education, therefore there are quite a few Government and private sector schools in the town. Students from surrounding villages in the union council also come to these schools. However, a significant number of students go to the nearby city Haripur.Health facilities are basic and there is a small Govt Hospital providing health facilities to the residents. There are also a few private practice health clinics in the town.Cricket is the most popular game in the area, as it is throughout Pakistan. However there are not many grounds available for youths to play any games. It is one of the key development requirements of the region.Businesses are mainly located in the main town center (Main bazar). Banks and Post Office are also in the town centre.People of this u/c belong to different tribes/families. Most of them belong to Gujjar and Tanoli tribes (the biggest communities of Hazara Division), or the Awan family (one of the major families of the Haripur district), and in other main families, Turks and rajas live there. Serai Niamat Khan is very beautiful, lush green hilly area, having some very beautiful villages and valleys, with natural streams and some beautiful waterfalls. Unluckily the Government of Pakistan has not yet introduced this beautiful and attractive area for tourism. Raja Muhammad Shamim Khan is one of the famous personalities of this area.
Banda Munir Bandi Pirdad Bayan Ahmed Ali Khan Kandal Noor Pur Paswal Sarai Niamat Khan Serian Dharam Pani Shingri Talhad

Serai Saleh

Sarai Saleh is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan .Sarai Saleh is located about 5 kilometer away in the north east of Haripur City. It is 597 m high from mean sea level. The name Sarai Saleh (Place of Noble people) was kept after Saleh Hayat execution who was a freedom fighter fought against Ranjit Singh’s army. Sarai Saleh is a beautiful green valley surrounded by hills. The area of Sarai Saleh is 2 to 3 square km. It has a famous Dor (River) located in northern part of main G.T road called Shahr-e-Resham (Silk Way). There is an old Railway Station founded in 1928 located in southern side of G.T road.
Prominent Personalities:
Muhammad Nawaz Khan Late (Ex- Speaker NWFP Assembly) Khwaj Muhammad Khan (late) from village Gar is a well-known social personality.

Sarai Saleh Changi Bandi Gaar
Prominent Tribes
Dilazak Awan Lodhi
Hindko is the predominant language spoken in Sarai Saleh, representing >98% of the total population. Other languages spoken are Pashto, and Pahaari but limited to few homes.[edit] Education Sarai Saleh has high literacy rate of 75% combined male and female. It is remarkably famous for its teachers. It is also called the land of teachers. There are several government and private institutes located in Sarai Saleh.
Sarai Saleh is famous by its sports. Many mega events are organized every year. Especially Field Marshal Ayub Khan Hockey Tournament and Azadi Cup Cricket Tournament are very popular among people. Sports that are commonly played at Sarai Saleh includes: Hockey, Cricket, Football, Basket Ball, Snooker, Ghatka, Bull Race, Gulli Danda, Marbles.
Dor River
A View of River Dor in the Union Council. Dor river is located in southern part of Sarai Saleh. An amusement park has been established by third party owner for kids entertainment in Dor, between Sarai Saleh and Gar village. This small park consists of Ferris wheel, Fly boat, Swing etc. Large number of people come across the city at this place. They use to bath or sit along the banks of Dor river to enjoy wonderful evening in a beautiful environment. This Dor River touches almost all the villages of the union council.
There are several types of vegetables are cultivated here like Cauliflower, Okra, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Potato, Turnip, Scallions, Bottle Gourd, Coriander, Pumpkin, and Radish.These vegetables are mostly cultivated in villages Changi Bandi and Gaar, situated in the union council.
Large quantity of Lokhat (Yellow Berry) and Guava grow each year in this union council, other fruits that grow at Sarai Saleh includes Mango, Orange, and Banana.


Sikandarpur is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Sikandarpur is located at 34°1’0N 72°55’60E and lies to the east of the district capital Haripur.

Population chart of union council Sikandarpur:

Literacy Rate (%)
Sikandar Pur UC
Hari Pur
Malik Yar
Sikandar Pur
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.



Sirya is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Sirya is located at 33°56’14N 72°53’27E and lies to the south of the district capital Haripur.

Sirya Union Council
Bandi Gulo
Bandi Syria
Kali Tarar Tarli
Kali Tarar Utli
Khido Pinjo
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.



Tarbela is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivision, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.Khalabat township is divided into four sectors, sectors 1 and 2 are called Tarbela union and sector 3 and 4 called Khalabat union council.It gave its name for the Tarbela Dam, located nearby.

Tarbela Union Council
Circle No.01
Circle No.02
Circle No.04 (Part)
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.



Tofkian is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Tofkian is in an area affected by the construction of the Khanpur dam, according to the Nazim of Tofkian “90 per cent of the orchards of his area have been wiped out and people became unemployed.
Badal Pur Garian Jawalian Kotha Mamral Marchabad Mirpur Nikrey Pind Gakhran Sultan Pur Tofkian


Baitgali is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivisions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. More Information is being collected by our research team.
Amb Ashrah Baitgali Barag Chakli Choora Dewi Gali Kaneer Keya Khabal Laqab Sathana


Ghazi Tehsil is an administrative subdivision (tehsil) of Haripur District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The tehsil, headquartered at the town of Ghazi, is itself subdivided into Union Councils.
These union councils are: Ghazi Kotehrra Kundi Nara Amazai Qazipur and Sirikot

Kotehrra (Ghazi)

Kottehra union council is located in tehsil Ghazi.

Population Chart of Union Council Kothrra, tehsil Ghazi, Haripur:

Kottehra Union Council
Bada Ros
Bagh Dara
Dahar Chatti
Kala Katha
Khar Bara
Khoi Dara
Thali Kot
According to the Census 1998.


Kundi (Ghazi)

Kundi is one of the 44 union councils in Haripur District Tehsil Ghazi Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Pakistan. The nearest union council of is Sirikot. If you have any further information about this union council, please send us via contact us page.

Nara Amazai (Ghazi)

Nara Amazai Council
Kali Larr
Shah Muhammad Garhi
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.


Qazipur (Ghazi)

Qazipur is one of the 44 union councils, administrative subdivions, of Haripur District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Qazipur is located at 33°59’34N 72°36’11E and lies to the west of the district capital Haripur.

Qazipur Union Council
Aldo Jabbi
Chak Mirpur
Hassan Pur
Mian Dheri
Mirpur Gehrhi
Naqar Chial
Sheikh Chor
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.


Sirikot (Ghazi)

Sirikot is one of the 44 union councils of Haripur District, in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located at 34°10’60N 73°43’50E in Ghazi Tehsil – Sirikot village is the principle settlement of the Union Council.To the west of Haripur Tehsil there is another very beautiful and populous village of the Mashwani’s known as Gudwalian (Goodvalley), it is located between Haripur city and Sirikot(Ghazi). It is between 12–14 km from Haripur and is the site of a well known Mosque – the “Ali Masjid”. A majority of the population of Sirikot and Gudwallian (Goodvalley) is Pashto speaking, commonly known as Mashwani (meaning the bottle of ink), a tribe of Syed from Syed Banda Nawaz, famous as Baba Gaisu Daraz who married a lady from Pathan tribe of Kakar. The Hindko speaking community, which is the dominant community in Haripur District overall, is the second major population in this area. The prominent figure is Pir Sabir Shah, Ex-Chief Minister NWFP. He belongs to PML(N).

Population chart of union council Sirikot:

Sirikot Union Council
According to the Census 1998. Govt. of Paksitan, Statistic Division, Population Census Organization.


So, in this article I have shared complete list of Union Councils of Haripur and I hope you guys will love our efforts 🙂 One thing more I want to mention here is that credits about this list goes to MeraHaripur.Com

Notable Politician

Field Marshall Muhammad Ayub Khan

In last article I shared some beautiful wallpapers of Tarbela Lake and here I am sharing some information about the notable politician of Haripur. So, here we go

Previously Shared: The Beautiful Haripur Hazara Travel VLOG

Notable Politician of Haripur Hazara

Field Marshall Muhammad Ayub Khan

Muhammad Ayub Khan, N.Pk., H.Pk., HJ, psc, (May 14, 1907 – April 19, 1974) was the first military ruler of Pakistan, serving as the President of Pakistan (1958 – 1969). He became the Pakistan Army’s first native Commander in Chief in 1951, and was the youngest full general and self-appointed Field Marshal in Pakistan’s military history.

Field Marshall Muhammad Ayub Khan

Early life
Ayub Khan was born on May 14, 1907, in the village of Rehana near Haripur, in the former Hazara District of North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. He was a non-Pashto-speaking Pashtun of the Tareen tribe. He was the first child of Mir Dad Khan Tareen, who was a Risaldar-Major (the senior most non-commissioned rank) in Hodson’s Horse, a cavalry regiment of the Royal Indian Army. For his basic education, he was enrolled in a school in Sarai Saleh, which was about four miles from his village and used to go to school on a mule’s back. Later he was moved to a school in Haripur, where he started living with his grandmother. He enrolled at Aligarh Muslim University in 1922, but did not complete his studies there, as he was accepted into the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

  • May 14, 1907 (1907-05-14) – April 19, 1974 (1974-04-20) (aged 66) 
  • Place of birth Rehana village: Haripur District, British India 
  • Place of death Islamabad, Pakistan 
  • Allegiance Pakistan 
  • Service/branch Pakistan Army (PA – 10) 
  • Years of service 1928 – 1958 
  • Rank Field Marshal 
  • Unit Infantry (1/14th Punjab Regiment) 
  • Commands held Brigade in Waziristan
  • 14th Infantry Division, Dhaka
  • Adjutant General (AG)
  • Deputy Commander-in-Chief
  • Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Army 
  • Battles/wars Burma Campaign
  • World War II 
  • Awards Hilal-e-Jurat
  • Hilal-e-Pakistan
  • Nishan-e-Pakistan
  • Other work President of Pakistan

He died in 1974.

1) The shifting of capital from one corner of the country to central place.
2) Construction of Tarbela and Mangla Dams
3) Construction of canals in Panjab.
4) Agricultural reforms. 
5) Purchasing of Gawadar from Oman.
6) Good control on law and order situation. 
7) Mantained East and West Pakistan as a single unit.
8) In NWFP, allowed to wear same uniform (malaysia) to all students
10) On his directions, unpure foods were thrown in the streams.
11) General Public of Pakistan feels that Pakistan won the 1965 war due to courage of Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan. 

Akhtar Nawaz Khan

Akhtar Nawaz Khan remained member Provincial Assembly for five years. He belongs to Khalabat Town Ship. He was killed in a family dispute. He was the favourite leader of the people of his consituency as well as of public of Haripur. He was ready to help the people 24/7 hours. He was a courageful, polite and co-operative leader.

Akhtar Nawaz Khan (late)

Gohar Ayub Khan

Gohar Ayub Khan was born on January 1937. He is a popular Pakistani politician and the son of the late Pakistani President Field Marshal Ayub Khan from Haripur. A Tareen Pashtun, he was born in Rehana, Haripur. Khan studied at Army Burn Hall College, Abbottabad, and Saint Mary’s Academy, Rawalpindi. Later, he graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, U.K.. Thereafter, he joined the Pakistan Army, from which he resigned as a captain in 1962.Also Ex-Member of Nationa Assembly From NA-19 Haripur. Also Ex- Speaker Of National Assembly.

Gohar Ayub Khan


Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah

Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah or more commonly as Pir Sabir Shah Mashwani is a Pakistani politician from the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. He served as the 18th Chief Minister of the NWFP from the 20th of October, 1993 to 25 February, 1994.He was the adviser to the prime minister from 1997 to 1999 and the President of PML N in NWFP.Also member of provincial assembly from PF-52 HARIPUR.

Qazi Muhammad Asad

Qazi Muhammad Asad S/O Muhammad Asif, belongs to PF-50 Haripur. His academic qualification is M.Sc. Qazi M. Asad belongs to Awami National Party. He has been elected twice as MPA.

Other Information:
Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: 1965-10-06
Place of Birth: Peshawar
Permanent Contact: Village Sikandarpur, Tehsil and Distt Haripur.

Sardar Muhammad Mushtaq Khan

Sardar Muhammad Mushtaq Khan belongs to Kot Najeebullah in Haripur. He is a member of the Sardar Gujjar family of Haripur Hazara in Pakistan. He is an advocate by profession and a politician. He has been elected twice as a member of NWFP Provincial Assembly and in the 2008 election was elected MNA from NA-19 Haripur.

Dr Raja Amir Zaman

Dr Raja Amir Zaman khan is resident of village Khan Pur. He is the elder son of Raja Sikandar Zaman (LATE). He also hold position of DISTRICT NAZIM of Haripur. Before Yousaf Ayub Khan.His Younger Brother Raja Faisal Zaman is MPA FROM P.F 49 HARIPUR.

The Beautiful Haripur Hazara Travel VLOG


Haripur is a strategically located city in the start of Hazara region in Khyber Pakhunkhwa province of Pakistan. it’s just 3 hours from Peshawar and equally three hours from Islamabad. it’s a green and beautiful city due to a high number of trees and two big dams. Turbela and Khanpur dams are located in Haripur.

Previously Shared: Tarbela Lake Pakistan Photos

Watch Complete Vlog Video About Haripur in Below Player

Tarbela Lake Pakistan Photos

Sunset at Tarbela Lake

In last article you have read the brief history of haripur and here we are sharing some beautiful images of tarbela dam and lake. But before that I want to share some basic information about tarbela lake haripur because a lot of people don’t know that tarbela dam is located in which province? So, here we go;

Tarbela Dam Wiki

Tarbela Dam  is an earth fill dam on the Indus River in Pakistan. It’s the largest earth-filled dam in the world and fifth-largest by structural volume. It is named after the town Tarbela, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Islamabad.

Tarbela Lake Info

Now here I am sharing the information of tarbela lake;

Tarbela lake one of the biggest lakes of Pakistan, and a reservoir. It is one of the world’s biggest dams made of clay and stones, is situated at a distance of 3 km on the south of the Haripur city region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Tarbela Dam & Lake Photos

So, finally you are going to see the natural beauty of Tarbela Lake and I hope you will like these photos.

Tarbela Lake Photos and Images

Tarbela Lake Photos and Images

Tarbella Lake Pakistan Photos

Tarbela Lake Pakistan



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