Profile of District Haripur

Haripur was founded in 1822 by Hari Singh Nalva, a Sikh General of Ranjeet Singh’s Army after whom it is named as Haripur in 1901. Hazara was a district of Peshawar Division at that time and remained so until it achieved the status of a Division in 1976 comprising Mansehra and Abbottabad Districts. Haripur became a Tehsil of District Abbottabad and remained so till it acquired the status of District on July 1, 1991. Haripur District is situated at  610 meters above the sea level.

Major Abbott, the first Deputy Commissioner of Hazara, raised the status of Haripur from town to Tehsil in 1849.


In 1993, a large number of silver coins of the period of Indo-Greek and Indo Scythian Kings (Second & 1st Century B.C.) were discovered accidentally at the site of Dheri Pir Markan (Mankarai) on the right bank of the River Daur. As a result of excavation, a big ancient city has been discovered.


 The earning source of people of District Haripur is agriculture, Govt. and semi Govt. services. The main income resources of District Haripur are Agriculture, Minerals, Forest, Industrial Estate Hattar and Tarbella Dam. The importance of District Haripur can be well imagined by its location as well as it is surrounded by 07 Districts as: -

District Mansehra                                                               North East

District Abbottabad                                                            In South East

District Islamabad and Rawalpindi                                     In East

District Attock                                                                     In South West

District Swabi                                                                     West

District Bunnar                                                                   North West.


The District of Haripur was a Tehsil of Abbottabad District until 1991 when it was separated from the District Abbottabad and notified as a district. Haripur is a rich and developing social capital in the Hazara region. 
Haripur District is divided into two tehsils which are subdivided into a total of 45 Union Councils of which 5 are urban Union Councils until December 2013;  and after December 2013, approximately, there will be 116 village councils, 19 neighbourhood councils, 45 wards of district council i.e. 37 in Tehsil Haripur and 8 in Tehsil Ghazi in accordance with the provisions contained in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Govt Act 2013.
Haripur which is divided into (37 Union Councils) and Ghazi (8 Union Councils). 



The area is rich in natural resources and holds special significance because of two very important water reservoirs - the Tarbela Dam and Khanpur dam. 
This district has high importance from geographical point of view.

Because it is known as a gateway between Hazara division and KPK and other side its boundaries attached with the capital Islamabad. 
The biggest Tarbela Dam made of mud is also situated here on the river Sindh. This dam produces 2200-Megawatt of electricity to fulfil the country's energy needs.


Haripur is HUB in north of Pakistan which links our Capital Islamabad, KPK and Punjab province together.

Geographically Haripur District is divided into four Regions namely Maidan-e-Hazara, Tanawal, Khanpur Punjkatha and Chhachh (Maidan-e-Khari). The Soil of the District dissected loess plains or dissected piedmont plains having silty loam, silty clay loam texture respectively. It exhibits a suit of meta-sedimentary rocks of slates, phyllites, phyllitic-slate, quartzite and crystalline lime stone.


1725 square Kilometers.


 Abbottabad in the North West, Mansehra in the North, Margalla Hills Range in the South East, Swat Valley in the North West, Buner & Swabi Districts in the West and Two District of Punjab Province i.e. Attock & Rawalpindi lie on the south West and south East respectively. Federal Capital is also adjacent to the District in the south.

 Agricultural Land

 Cultivated Area           170379 Acres.  Irrigated  23885 Acres
Uncultivated Area     304452 Acres.  Un-Irrigated 146480 Acres
Un-leveled land, which is mostly hilly.

 Barani Land

4545 Acres

 Mountain Ranges / Forests

  Mountains Kohe-Gandgar, Ghazi.
Forests. Reserve Forest. 26338 Acres Conifer
Scrub and Guzara Forest. 57415 Acres. Conifer Scrub.

Population (1998 Census)
Current @ 2.2 % (per annum) -2012




—Area                                         1725 Sq Kms

—Area Tehsil Haripur  1250 Sq Kms

—Area of Tehsil Ghazi  475 Sq Kms

—% of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa            2.31%

—Population(1998)                    692228

—Current Projected(@ 2.2% p.a)    945901

—Density                                    401 p.sq Km

—Urban Population                     12%

—Tehsils                                        02

—Provincial Constituencies         04

—NA Constituency                       01

—Patwar Circles                           93

—Qanungo Halqas                        06

—Union Councils                         45

—Police Stations                           10

—BHUs  41

—DHQ Hospital  01

—RHCs  05

B Type Hospitals  03




The total area of district Haripur is 1725 km². : 466 inhabitants per square kilometer. : In the year 2005 the estimated population of the district was 803,000. 


Haripur district is situated at latitude 33° 44' to 34° 22' and longitude 72° 35' to 73° 15' and about 610 meters above the sea level. 


The geographical significance of the district lies in the fact that its boundaries touch Mardan, a centre of ancient Gandhara civilization in the north west. Abbottabad District in the north east, Mansehra District in the north, Margallah hills of Islamabad in the south east, Swat valley in the north-west, Buner and Swabi districts in the west. Besides Swabi, Mansehra and Abbottabad districts of KPK, two districts of Punjab province i.e. Attock and Rawalpindi lie on the south west and south east respectively of Haripur district. The Federal Capital Islamabad is also adjacent to the district in the south.


Haripur's population was estimated to be 9045,000 in 2012 @ 2.2 % increase per annum. Out of those only 12.0% of the population live in urban areas, while, the rest (88.0%) of the population lives in the rural areas. 35% of the population lives below the poverty line.
The population is spread over 1,725 km², with population density of 401.3 persons per km², this compares to the average population density of 233 persons per km², in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as whole. The average household size of the district is 6.6 persons per household compared to 8 at the provincial level. 


According to the 1998 District Census Report, Hindko is the predominant language in the district, representing 68% of population, followed by Pushto (28.9%), Punjabi (1.8%), Urdu (0.5%) and Gojjri is also spoken is some parts. 

Growth rate 

The average annual growth rate for the district during the 1981 to 1998 inter-census period has been 2.2%, lower than the provincial average (2.8%). 

Literacy rate 

The overall literacy rate for Haripur district is 53.7%, substantially higher than the provincial literacy rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (35.2%). The female literacy rate is dismally low at 37.4% compared to male literacy of 70.5%. The urban rural break down show that rural literacy is lower (51.4%) than urban literacy (69.7%). 

Patwar Circles


No. of Patwar Circles in each National & Provincial Assembly constituency

are 93 PCs and 6 Qanungo Halqas. 45 union Councils , two Tehsils, two Tehsil Municipal Administrations.

5 and 40 are urban and rural Union Councils respectively.

Percentage of rural & urban areas in each Provincial & National assembly constituency 88 % Rural

and 12 % Urban.


CASTS or Baradris Living in District Haripur

        • Gujar                                                    
          Pathans all  types (Jadoon,Dilazak,Turk,Tareen,Tanoli)       
          Tahir Kheli                                        
        • Syed
        • Awan
        • Mughal
        • Dilzak
        • Ghakhars  
        • Bhat                   

Dams and Canals

Terbela Dam, Khanpur Dam, Bhutri Dam, Kahil Dam, Mang Dam, Slam Khund.

Canals are Punjkatha, Sarai Saleh Rangeela, Changi Bandi, Shanda Maira Sarai Salah, Mankarai, Haripur Rangeela, Neelan, Amgah.

River Daur and its History (Pictures)

River Daur starts from mountainous terrain of Baren Gali Abbottabad where the water from following nullahs/springs fall into the main nullah of Daur.

  1. Baren Gali (Main Katha)
  2. Bagh
  3. Gaya
  4. Namli Maira
  5. Baghnotar
  6. Thallian

The water gushes out through the mountains towards western area in the down steps , hence named Daur which means "Moving Very Fast".

.In Pursuance of the "Wajib ul Arz" notified in 1872, the authenticated revenue document, the rights of the water of river Daur had been reserved for irrigation purposes for more than 340000 kanal land of the 55 villages of District Haripur and 10326 kanal of land of 18 villages of District Abbottabad. Furthermore, in light of the provisions contained in the "Wajib ul Arz", the water of river daur cannot be used for any other purpose except irrigation.

The land of the Villages which are being irrigated from river Daur in District Haripur are Village Kholian Bala, Chak Kailag, Chak Tara Dhokw, Bhaldhar, Dobandi, Bagra, Akhoon Bandi, Nikkah Pah, Thanda Choha, Bheri Bandi (Changi Bandi), Mohri, Maqsood, Maira toot, Kalanwas, Sarai Salah, Garr, Mankrai, Ali Khan, Moonan, Muradabad, Gehr Khan, Shah Muhammad, Talokar, Pandak, Haripur, Sikandar pur, Dheri, Mohra Mohammdu, Phrhala, Kahka, Makhna, Dobandi, Bajeeda, Jogi Mohra, Jama Qazian, Chak Sikandarpur, Chohra, Darwesh, Doiyan Abi, Alam, Meelam, Dheendah, Jagal, Kalas, Kheva, Bahdo, Mammyia, Pahdhana, Khalabat, Baseera, Dragai, Phuldar, Thapa, Darri.

And at small scale, land in Tehsil Abbottabad is irrigated in the Villages Dhamtor, Banda Shohllain, Gul Dhoke, Jaswal, Gayal, Banda Bazdar, Rajoya, Larri, Bandi Attai Khan, Havellian, Langra, Sultanpur, Wazeera, Dayonee, Maria Kala, Maira Chamba, Nowshehra, Malaya.

110 Cusecs water of River Daur reserved for Rangeela system and 90 Cusecs reserved for Rangeela Channel Sarai Salah to Panian.

130,800 Kanals of land in District Haripur is irrigated from this river in following areas.

  1. UC Kholian Bala
  2. UC Shah Maqsood
  3. UC Bagra
  4. Sarai Salah
  5. UC Ali Khan
  6. UC Pandak
  7. Haripur City
  8. UC Darwesh
  9. UC Dheenda
  10. UC Mankrai
  11. KTS
  12. UC Panian (Abdullah Pur etc.

2333000 People depends upon this river for their livelihood.

River Daur also feeds the following water channels

  1. Kholian Bala
  2. Bhaldher - Bagra
  3. Thanda Choha - Shah Maqsood
  4. Akhoon Bandi
  5. Changi Bandi
  6. Garr Mankarai
  7. Shanda Maira - Sarai salah
  8. Rangeela Channel
  9. Sarai Salah - Panian and Darwesh Meelam

The Rangeela Channel also serve as a sewerage / drainage in Haripur city.

10236 Kanals of land in Tehsil Abbottabad is irrigated through this river e.g.

35640 kanals of land is irrigated in Tehsil Haripur through 33 tube wells of irrigation department.

The water table of these tube wells depend on perrenial flow of water of this river.

200 kanals of land is irrigated from private tube wells (dug by the farmers).

River Daur starts from Baren Gali of District Abbottabad and flows towards the west of district and passes through havelian bridge and enter into the District Haripur. It is one of the major source of irrigation and sanitation system of Haripur City, it was also designed to pass through Rangeela Channel.


Forest Ranges

Haripur has five major Forest Ranges.

  • Mankrai- Nartopa forest range
  • Makhnial Forest Range
  • Ghazi Forest Range
  • Satora Forest Range
  • Khanpur Forest Range


Wildlife Game Reserves

  • Rakh Sardaran Game Reserve: It consist upon 4200 hector acres. During this year, 30 permits were allowed.
  • Mang Game Reserve is consist upon 4350 hector acres and 20 permits were allowed during this year.
  • Pind Hasham Khan Game Reserve comprises upon 3150 hector acres. Nine permits were issued during this year.
  • Bagra Game Reserve is consisted upon 2500 hector acres. Four permits were issued during this year. It is in average position for the game.
  • Kalinjir Game Reserve: Consist upon 2000 hector acres and is in average position for the game.




  • River Daur

  • Khanpur Dam

  • Kahl Dam

  • Bhutri Dam

    Akhoon Bandi / Channgi Bandi Channel

  • Rangeela Canal

  • Shanda Maira Canal System

  • Kala Khatha

      • Panj Khatha Canal

  • 33 tube wells of irrigation department

    Labour Colony


  • Labour Colony No1 Hattar: There are 188 quarters allotted to the workers at the subsidized rates of RS 250/-.
  • Labour Colony No 2 is ceonsisted upon 400 quarters for allotment to the workers at the suzsidized rates of RS 250/- per month.
  • Haripur Labour Colony: situated at Central Jail Haripur is consisted upon 50 quarters for allotment to the workers at subsidized rates of Rs 300 per month.

Most Unique About Haripur

Terbela Dam, Orange, Lichi, Locaat, Garlic, Rangeela Channel, Tofkian & Mankerai Remains, Khanpur Dam.

Railway Stations

Main Railway Station at Haripur City and 3 small stations at Sarai Saleh, Kotnajibullah and Hattar Farooqia.

Crops and Agriculture

Crops                                  Harvesting Area
Maize                                 40285        Hectors
Rice                                         12        Hectors
Bajra                                        63       Hectors
Jawar                                      314      Hactars
Ground Nut                            151       Hectors            
Sesmum                                  100      Hactars
Wheat                                 36981      Hectors
Barley                                     547      Hectors
Rape & Mustard                     269      Hectors.
Grame                                      96      Hectors

Peas                                       309    Hectors

Police Department & Stations

There are 10 police stations in District Haripur. (Khanpur, Haripur City, Haripur Saddar(Cantt), Khalabat Township, Hattar, Kot Najibullah, Ghazi, Nara Amazai, Sarai Salah and Beer.

Number of Police Personal according to designation.

  • Designation Nos
    DPO 01
    SP Investigation 01
    ASP 01
    DSP 02
    Constables 646
    HC 112
    ASI 48
    Sub Inspector 24
    Inspector 11
    Total 846



Main GPO at Haripur, 31 sub offices in different areas to fascilitate the public.


DHQ Hospital 1
B Type Hospitals 3
Dispansaries 6
BHU's 41
Civil Hospitals 3
Sub Health Centers 6
Woman and Children Hospital 1


Haripur District has both Govt and Private Schools, the list of Govt and Private Schools is given as under.

Govt Schools

School type No of Schools No of Staff Student Enrollment
Primary Boys 673 1828 54210
Primary Girls 355 1355 33560
Middle Boys 71 415 5289
Middle Girls 55 298 3544
High Boys 65 821 17689
High Girls 46 532 15689
Higher Sec Boys 10 294 7466
Higher Sec Girls 6 159 4562

Missing Fascilities in Govt Primary Schools

Furniture, water, latrines, Boundary Walls and class rooms in 364 Govt Primary Schools. 2814 class rooms are needed to accomodate students.

Number of Private schools in district are

Primary Schools 33

High Schools 55

Middle 45

Colleges 7



There are 4 Govt Boys Colleges and 7 Colleges for Girls.


There is one Charted University of Govt of KPK with the name of "Haripur University" www.uoh.edu.pk


Designation No's
Civil Judge 12
Sr. Civil Judge 2
Additional Judge 5
Distt & Session Judge 1
Total 18


Kabbadi, Volley Ball, Cricket, stone lifting, Desi Wrestling are the favourite sports of the people of Haripur i.e Kabbadi, wrestling , stone lifting and Bull Race are the famous traditional games in District Haripur.

Cirtus Stadium:

Cirtus Stadium at Zilla Council is under progress . Riffah CCB with Haripur city in collaboration with PCB, TMA and District Govt Haripur constructed a Cricket Stadium at 55 kanals of land owned by Pak Railways at Railway Station Haripur. This achiement was possible through the president Haripur Cricket Association (Engr Zia Sulemani and his team) and the then Tehsil Nazim Haripur and District Nazim Haripur (Mr. Yousaf Ayub Khan).

Haripur Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Haripur Chamber of Commerce & Industry since its establishment in 1993 is playing pivotal role for flourishing and development of Commerce & Industry in Hazara Zone. The Chamber is Recognized by the Ministry of Commerce & Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan. HCCI is the sole representative body of the one of the biggest industrial Estate of KPK Recently the Export Development Board, Ministry of commerce in its 58th meeting held on 29th June 2011 sanctioned Rs. 6.8 million fund for establishment of R & D Cell at Haripur Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Directorate General Trade Office, Ministry of Commerce (Govt of Pakistan) allowed the Traders & Industrialists of Distt Abbottabd/Havellian to get HCCI Membership if, they desire so.

For further details about HCCI Haripur,   please visit HSSC website  www.haripurchamber.org.pk
It is also added that all traders association (ATA) Haripur is also functioning for the last several years who has been endeavoring for welfare of the small traders, shop keepers etc.


Please feel free to contact us on.

+92 (995) 616202

Address: District Government Secretriat, GT Road Haripur, KPK, Pakistan.