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The location of Hazara relative to surrounding areas
Panoramic view of Pharwala
Fort, traditional seat of the Gakhar Clan
The Gakhars (also Gakkhar or Ghakhar or Ghakkar) are an ancient warrior clan who have predominantly resided in what is present day northern Punjab and South-Western Kashmir, Pakistan. In particular in the cities of Attock City, Rawalpindi, Jhelum and regions of Gilgit, Baltistan, Chitral, Khanpur and Mirpur, Pakistan. They gradually developed into a feudal system over time oppressing and raiding their neighbors.
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.
See also 
Further reading 
- 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.