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Haripur District has the highest Human Development Index of all districts in the NWFP. 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. History Haripur district is situated in the heart of ancient Gandhara civilization. In 1399,central Asian conqueror Amir Timur, on his way back from his Indian campaign, left a legion of Karlugh Turks in the current Hazara region of Pakistan as the rulers. In 1472 Prince Shahabuddin, a descendant of Amir Timur came to Hazara to lead these Karlugh Turks and formed a state known as Pakhli Sarkar in the area between Hasan Abdal-Attock to Kashmir. Karlugh Turks continued to rule most of Hazara until 1703 but gradually lost their control initially from Hassan Abdal/Attock and then from Haripur, which came the control of the powerful Gakhars. The Turks however kept their grasp over the area that came to be known as Abbottabad (in the mid-nineteenth century) to Kashmir until the collapse of their rule in the 18th century. Now the descendants of these Turk rulers live in several villages of districts Haripur, Abbottabad and Mansehra. Prominent villages where they live are Bihali Mansehra and Manakrai Haripur. One of the descendant of these Turks was Raja Amanuullah Khan who became Speaker of NWFP assembly in the 1980 The Sikhs annexed Hazara in two stages. Lower Hazara became tributary to the Sikhs as soon as they wrested the Fort of Attock from the Durranis. Upper Hazara suffered a similar fate when the Sikhs took Kashmir from the Barakzais in 1819. The town of Haripur (meaning Hari's town) was founded in 1822 by Hari Singh Nalwa, the Commander-in-Chief of Ranjit Singh's army along its north-west frontier. On the successful completion of his tenure as the Governor of Kashmir in 1821, Pakhli and Damtaur were bestowed upon Nalwa as a jagir in 1822. As soon as Hari Singh Nalwa received this grant, he built the walled town of Haripur in the heart of the plains of Hazara-i-Karlugh. To the north of Karlugh flowed the river Dor and to its south lay the country of the Gakhars. To its east ran a mountainous range; and to its west stood the Gandhgarh Hills. The selection of this site by Hari Singh was interesting because some of the most fierce encounters with the tribes inhabiting this region had been fought by the Sikhs in this vicinity.
The first British Deputy Commissioner. Haripur continued to grow and flourish and eventually became a city and then a District. Find more about Administration The District of Haripur was a Tehsil of Abbottabad District until 1992 when it was separated from the District of Abbottabad and made into a district in its own right. The district is represented in the provincial assembly by four elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies: National Constituency MNA Party NA . Haripur was the sole example of a planned town in this region till the British built Abbottabad many years later. that by 1835 a German traveller found mere remnants of the four-yard thick and 16 yards high wall built to initially protect the town. James Abbott.19 Sardar Muhammad Mushtaq Khan Pakistan Muslim League (N) Constituency MPA Party o o o o PF-49 (Haripur-1) Raja Faisal Zaman Mutthida Majlis-e-Amal Pakistan (MMA) PF-50 (Haripur-2) Qazi Muhammad Asad Khan Fort Road Haripur (ANP) PF-51 (Haripur-3) Gohar Nawaz Khan on seat of Akhtar Nawaz Khan(LATE) Independent PF-52 (Haripur-4) Syed M.Sabir Shah Pakistan Muslim League (N) Haripur District is divided into three tehsils which are subdivided into a total of 44 Union Councils of which 15 are urban Union Councils Boundary The geographical significance of the district lies in the fact that its boundaries touch .Hari Singh's name and the presence of his fort of Harkishangarh eventually brought such a feeling of security to the region. painted an exquisite picture of the town of Haripur and its commanding fort of Harkishangarh.
2%). The city also has two Colleges for Girls which is also funded by the Government to provide Higher Education for Girls coming all around the City. that is funded by the Government. a centre of the ancient Gandhara civilization in the north west.725 km². Haripur has 907 government primary schools. representing >70% of the total population.Potohari. the rest (88. Abbottabad District in the north east.1 km²) Language According to the 1998 District Census Report.6 persons per household compared to 8 at the provincial level.3 persons per km². this compares to the average population density of 233 persons per km².e.228 at the 1998 Census.370 acres (313.7%. Swat valley in the north-west. substantially higher than the provincial literacy rate in NWFP (35. including 656 for boys and 251 for . Providing education on Higher level. The female literacy rate is dismally low at 37.Pashto and Pahaari Literacy Rate The overall literacy rate for Haripur district is 53. while.5%. two districts of Punjab province i.Mardan District. The Federal Capital Islamabad is also adjacent to the district in the south. the total arable area is 77. Attock and Rawalpindi lie on the southwest and southeast respectively of Haripur district. The population is spread over 1. Agriculture is the livelihood of the rural population.4% compared to male literacy of 70. Other languages spoken are Gojri. Margallah hills of Islamabad in the south east. Mansehra and Abbottabad districts of NWFP. Besides Swabi.0% of the population live in urban areas. but was estimated to be 803.0%) of the population lives in the rural areas. with population density of 401. Mansehra District in the north. Out of those only 12.000 in 2005.7%) Education Haripur District has a Post Graduate College. Hindko is the predominant language in the district. Buner and Swabi districts in the west.4%) than urban literacy (69. Demography Haripur's population was 692. The average household size of the district is 6. in the North West Frontier as whole. The urban: rural break down show that rural literacy is lower (51.
a shorter teaching programme (about four hours a day).430 (48. The 907 government primary schools are there to cater a primary school age population (5–9 years) of 101. Govt Higher Secandry School Kakotri Industries Haripur District is comparatively more industrialised than other districts in the NWF Province. The school age population catered by the mosque schools is not available. The district had 83 middle schools (56 for boys & 27 for girls). same curriculum as of primary schools in addition to teaching of Quran-e-Nazira (recitation of the Quran).240 (51.61%) were girls. 166 mosque schools were also functional in the district during this period. There is more likelihood of social and economical development due to the project of Ghazi Brotha and Motorway from Peshawer to Islamabad. This district especially provides fruits and vegetable not only to Peshawar but also to Islamabad and the Punjab. Ali Hussain Poltry. in 2000–2001. Since Haripur has developed situation of medium and big industries. Khwaja Children Home. Furthermore. many small and big industrial factories are made in the Hatar industrial state such as Dewan Salman Fibreand Heavy Electrical Complex. Pak-China fertilizers. There are many biggest factory units here like Telephone Industries of Pakistan. NRTC (National Radio Telecommunication Corporation). out of which 52. curricular activities and performance of these schools are not available. In addition to government primary schools. During 2000–2001. this number was 180. Because of these industries this district is playing an important role at country level in the economic development.47% of the total primary schools) were functioning in district. A mosque school is organized on the basis of 20–30 students.girls. having normally one PTC teacher and Imam of the mosque as staff members. its role in the agricultural field is also admirable. The mosque schools were introduced under the National Education Policy 1979 at the time of Fifth Five-Year Plan 1978–83. Details about the number of teachers and students. while in 1997–98.38%) were boys and 49. . Razzaq Blancket Industry. Hazara fertilizers. The ratio of the primary schools with the primary school going age population indicates a limited access of the children to primary education. during 2001. The students qualifying from such schools are eligible for admission in formal schools for higher education. Terbela Cotton Mills etc. 166 mosque schools (15.670.
Ex Minister Sardar Muhammad Mushtaq Khan.W. Ex Depty Commioner Hazara During British regime.P and Senior Federal and Provincial Minister Dr. Kamran Mehmood of Taloker. Notable people from Haripur o o o o o o o o o o o o Ayub Khan. It is a well planned town with a population of around 35.000 and is located at the bank of Tarbela Lake and is home to those displaced by the Terbela Dam. Umer Ayub Khan . founder of Astana Alia Faizan Naqeeb Kakotri Shreef. Ex National Boxing Champion o o o Collect these Data by Ahmed Mahmood . District Nazim Haripur. former President. former Caretaker Chief Minister N. a former minister of NWFP Provential Assembly. Yousaf Ayub Khan. Ex-forign Manister Qateel Shifai.One of the well known places of the district Haripur is Khalabat Town named after a village now under Tarbela Dam lake. Army Chief of Pakistan Gohar Ayub Khan. Short Story writer and lecturer of Urdu language and literature. poet and journalist Ejaz Ali Khan Durrani. former speaker of the National Assembly and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Raja Sikinder Zaman. Former Speaker of National Assambaly of Pakistan. Sufi Seyd Bashir Hussain Shah Naqeebi is Great man of village Kakotri Dist Haripur. present MNA of Haripur & Ex-MPA and Provisional Minister of NWFP. Novelist. Urdu poet Fazil Jamili. Gohar Ayub Khan. Raja Amir Zaman. former District Nazim Raja Mohammad Riazur Rehman.F. Ex Minister for Finance & EX M N A Abdul Majeed Khan.