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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 Pakistan.

Medieval Gakhars[edit]

The Gakhars had engaged in a long-running 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.[1]


  1. ^ Bakshi, S. R. (1995). Advanced History of Medieval India. Anmol Publ. p. 142. 

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.