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Khattar (खट्टर) , Kathar (कटहर), Kahtar (कह्टर) is a Muslim Jat clan found in Pakistan.

Khattar originating in India (Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh) and Pakistan (Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). It is classified as Rajput and Jat in Pakistan and as Jat and Khatri in India.


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

Khattars in Pakistan live mostly in the Attock, Chakwal, Kahuta, Islamabad/Rawalpindi regions. Notable Pakistani Khattars include:

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.

Further reading

  • 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.

Notable persons

See also


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