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Khattar is a tribe found in northern part of Punjab mainly in Rawalpindi and Attock districts and some parts of KPK in Pakistan.A small number of Khattars live in India.[1]

Origin[change | change source]

Like many tribes of neighbouring Potohar and Hazara region their origin is obscure.[2]. Some claim that they might be descended from either Turkish or Arab settlers intremixed with local tribes.[source?] Others deny that claim that and say they are an indigenous Punjabi tribe either Jat or Rajput or origins living today in Pakistan and India.[3]

Notable people[change | change source]

Pakistan[change | change source]

First prime minister of united punjab.
  • General (retd) Ahsan Azhar Hayat , former senior officer of the Pakistan Army and ex-ambassador to Jordan [4]
  • Major (retd) Tahir Sadiq.(MNA NA-55 and Ex district nazim Attock)[5]
  • Ghulam Sarwar Khan.(Federal petroleum minister,MNA NA-59 and senior leader PTI party)[6]

India[change | change source]

  • Manohar Lal Khattar.(Chief minister Haryana)
  • Ishaan Khattar , Bollywood Actor, half-brother of Shahid Kapoor.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Khattar tribe – newpakhistorian". Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  2. I. S. Manohar, Tribes of Northern Punjab, Lahore: 1921, pp 134-137
  3. Col Gracroft, Report on the Ethnological Factions of the Rawulpindi and Attuck areas of Punjab, Lahore: Government of Punjab Press, reprint of 1880, p 79; and Heydon, TM The Punjab Zamindar Castes , Delhi, 1939, np; and Dani, Prof Dr A.H Potohar and Rawalpindi: A General Historical Survey, Islamabad 1990.
  4. Gen Ahsan Azhar Hayat appointed as ambassador, 2013 Retrieved 2019 Aug
  5. "Major tahir sadiq".
  6. "Ghulam sarwar khan".