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Haro (Urdu: دریائے ہرو‎) is the name of a river that flows through parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. Its main valley is in Abbottabad District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of northern Pakistan, identified with the Rigvedic Arjikiya.[citation needed] Famous Khanpur Dam has been built on this river at Khanpur in the Haripur District to provide drinking water to the twin cities i.e. Islamabad (the capital of Pakistan) and Rawalpindi. The decrease in inflows of Khanpur dam from Haro River results in water shortage in the twin cities during summer season.[1]

Haro River
River Haro 2.jpg
The river in the Bagh Nilaab region
Haro River is located in Pakistan
Haro River
Physical characteristics
 - locationMurree
 - coordinates33°54′22″N 73°22′39″E / 33.9060914°N 73.377423°E / 33.9060914; 73.377423
 - coordinates
33°46′02″N 72°14′36″E / 33.7672704°N 72.243408°E / 33.7672704; 72.243408
Basin features
River systemIndus River

It is fed by four major tributaries:[2]

  1. The Lora Haro, rising in the Murree Hills around Lora
  2. The Satora Haro, rising in the Galiat Mallach hills
  3. Both Lora Haro and Satora Haro merge at Dotara near Jabri
  4. The Neelan, rising in the Nara Hills
  5. The Kunhad, draining the area of Siribang and Dubran.

Minor tributaries include the following rivulets.

  • Chanjah
  • Jab Kattha
  • Sajikot kattha
  • Najafpur Kattha

This river joins the Indus River near Ghazi Barotha Dam.



  1. ^ Iqbal, Amjad (19 June 2012). "Deepening water crisis: Khanpur Dam drying up fast". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Haro River (Haroriver) - Map, Weather and Photos - Pakistan: stream - Lat:33.7689 and Long:72.2453". Retrieved 31 December 2018.