- Ancient Gakhar Monuments in Islamabad
- The Pharwala Fort is believed to have been built by Sultan Kaigohar Gakhar in the 11th century. This is the most fabled fort in Islamabad territory. Sultan Kaigohar was an associate of Sultan Mehmood of Ghazna.
- Day tripping
- Located on the outskirts of Rawalpindi in Pothohar, the fort was constructed in the early 16th century by Gakhars, a designated warrior clan raised by local tribes to defend the Pothohar plateau.
- Prejudice engendering violence
- Kashmiri Butts, Bhats, Dhars or Daars are from the Brahman origin. In Punjab Dutts, Panch, Mohals are also their descendants. Some Gakhars-Janjuas claim to be descendants of Brahmans but that is not correct Gakhars were a Rajput tribe.
- Chaudhrys, Rajgans wrestle to grab NA-52
- islamabad - It would again turn out to be a contest between the Chaurhdys and Rajgans in National Assembly constituency NA-52, a typical Potohar region constituency mainly comprising rural areas but also have a sizeable urban vote-bank as well.
- On caste and the Pakistan army
- In the banal and mind-numbing backdrop of op-ed pages across the country, Aakar Patel's recent piece on the civil-military imbalance in Pakistan (Express Tribune: Of Punjab's partition, castes & martial races) was a refreshing departure from convention.
Gakhars is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Gakhars books and related discussion.
Suggested News Resources
Great care has been taken to prepare the information on this page. Elements of the content come from factual and lexical knowledge databases, realmagick.com library and third-party sources. We appreciate your suggestions and comments on further improvements of the site.