Haro River

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan Indus River
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

Haro (Urdu: دریائے ہرو‎) is the name of a river that flows through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and parts of Punjab. Its main valley is in Abbottabad District in the Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northern Pakistan. The famous Khanpur Dam has been built on this river at Khanpur in the Haripur District of Hazara Division 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]

The Haro river rises at the southern end of Dunga Gali range where it has two branches. The eastern branch of the river is called Dhund and the western is called Karral. The River Haro enters Rawalpindi district near Bhallan and the enters Attock District.[2]


  1. ^ Iqbal, Amjad (19 June 2012). "Deepening water crisis: Khanpur Dam drying up fast". Dawn.com. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ Abbasi, Arshad Mehmood; Shah, Munir Hussain; Khan, Mir Ajab (2014-10-15). Wild Edible Vegetables of Lesser Himalayas: Ethnobotanical and Nutraceutical Aspects. ISBN 9783319095431.