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Panoramic view of Pharwala
Fort, traditional seat of the Gakhar Clan
The Gakhars (also Gakkhar or Ghakhar or Ghakkar) are a clan found predominantly in India and Pakistan.
Medieval Gakhars and Babur
The Gakhars and Janjua Rajputs had engaged in an endless battle for sovereignty over the Salt Range.
The history of this region (the Salt Range) from the thirteenth century onward had been a sickening record of wars between the Janjuhas and the Gakkhars for political ascendancy.
- Gakkhar, A. S Bazmee Ansari, in Encyclopedia of Islam, 2nd ed.,Edited by J.H.Kramers et al., E.J Brill, Leiden, pp. 972–74.