Haripur District

Area: 1725 km2
Population:  803,000< est.1998
National Assembly Seats: 1
Provincial Assembly Seats:  4
Talluqas/ Subdivisions: 3

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PML-N

1

PTI

2

JI

3

PPP

4

Most Influential Politician:

Haripur  is a district in the Hazara region of Pakistan with an altitude of around 610 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level. As of 2005, Haripur District has the third highest Human Development Index of all the districts in the Pakistan.

he Haripur district is situated at the heart of the ancient Gandhara civilization. At the time of Alexander the region including Taxila was known as “Eastern Gandhara”, with its boundaries reaching as far as Kashmir. Geographically it lies on either side of the Sindu River, (Indus the River Goddess of Rigveda), near the Tarbela Reservoir. Most historians[who?] believe that the Aryans must have composed a number of Vedic hymns on the banks of Indus.

Haripur is one of KPK’s most developed and literate districts. The district borders Islamabad, with the Khanpur Dam here supplying water to the federal capital. The famous Jaulian Buddhist monastery overlooking Taxila is also located here. It is also home to Hattar, NWFP’s largest industrial area, and the Telephone Industry of Pakistan. Haripur has produced Field Marshal Ayub Khan (Pakistan’s first military ruler), his son Gohar Ayub (a regular member of the National Assembly and also its former speaker) and his grandson Omar Ayub (state minister for finance in Shoukat Aziz government).

 

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA- 19  Haripur                             Haripur District          

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Gohar Ayub Khan
  • Sardar Mushtaq Ahmed Khan
  • Umer Ayub Khan
  • Pir Sabir Shah
  • Raja Sikander Zaman
  • Raja Amir Zaman