Most Khattars follow Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. Khattars have traditionally been regarded as a high, aristocratic caste and have held high positions such as generals, ministers and rulers.
Khattars in Pakistan
- Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, prime minister of the Punjab and a former Governor;
- Shaukat Hayat Khan, the politician son of Sikandar Hayat Khan;
- Begum Mahmooda Salim Khan was Pakistan's first female minister and the eldest daughter of Sikandar Hayat Khan.
- Begum Bilquis Sheikh Khan was a writer and Christian Missionary and granddaughter of Sikandar Hayat Khan.
Khattars in India
There is a sizeable population of Khattars in India, too, chiefly in the Indian Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Some of them migrated from Pakistani Punjab on Partition and Independence in 1947. Most are Hindus and Sikhs. Many are active in business and the professions.
- Col. C. Gracroft. "Report on the Races and Tribes of the Attock and Rawalpindi Districts", 1868
- D. Turner "The Attock District: A Detailed and Comprehensive Survey Updating Col Gracroft's Report", 1891
- L G Trotter "John Nicholson: A Life". 1897
- Griffin and Massey "Chiefs and Families of Note of the Punjab" 2 vols. Orig 1900; Reprint 1910.
- Several early District Gazetteers of the Attock and Rawalpindi Districts of Punjab, c 1884- 1911.
- Sardar Dost Muhammad Khan, Khattar, From Rawalpindi district was in the List of Punjab Chiefs of Pakistan.
- Khattar - in details on A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.532-34
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