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The Khattar are a largely Punjabi clan.[1] mostly based in the Northern Punjab of Pakistan, with some few Hindu members also in India. Khattar were an Arab tribe that entered in Spain with Tariq ibn Ziyad. The head of the tribe, Abu Al-Khattar was said to be a popular governor of al-Andalusia, Spain. After the downfall of Muslim rule in Spain, the tribe left and moved to Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India and north west of Pakistan. The bulk of the tribe is now found in the in Attock and Rawalpindi districts, descendants from Khattar Khan. In due course, the Khattars split up into two major sections, the ‘Kala’ (Black) and ‘Chitta’ (White); of which the Kala Khattars were mostly of mixed Muslim and Hindu population whereas the Chitta section were almost entirely Muslims, and married extensively with various Afghan, Turkish and Kashmiri tribes. The Hayat family of Wah village, from which some of the most notable Khattars have descended in recent times, are from the ‘Chitta’ Khattars, though Wah village itself was founded much later c 17th century, originally as ‘Jalal Sar’ village, renamed ‘Wah’ by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir, and a pleasure garden was later built here by the Emperor Shah Jehan.. The family in Wah, Attock have produced a number of notable people in history such as soldiers, politicians etc.They own the Mughal Garden Wah in Attock area of North Punjab, Pakistan.

The Khattar family Of Wah, Attock (Pakistan)[edit]

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