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The Haral are a Rajput clan found predominantly in Pakistan. Harals are in very large numbers in Jhang, Sargodha, Faisalabad and other central Punjab districts. Some of the prominent villages of Harals in Jhang District are Sarwala, Muradwala and Bhaderiwala.

History

Haral, Kharal and Marral were the sons of Rai Bhopa who came to Uch sharif and converted to islam along with his sons. Harrals settled along the banks of Chenab, Kharals on banks of Ravi and Marrals on banks of Sutlej. The Haral baradri (also pronounced with prefix of 'Mahar' in Jhang and Faisalabad district) took part in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 against the British. In the District gazetteer of Jhang they have been included as a sub-tribe of the Aheers. Most of the Harals live in Chiniot, (Jhang District). In 1931 census, conducted during colonial rule, the male population was recorded as 5,000 - the tribe were found in the Sahiwal, Jang and the now defunct Shahpur districts.[1] harals are also in Mangoana, moza saee kay, and in moza sahmal, and also chak no. 148 j/b and in Koat Haider shah sikhan harlan..... haral are also live in Mauza yakey ke and yaare ke it both village near by each other and have major population and settle on the bank of river chenab.... In district Faisalabad Harals are dominant in Muloani Harallan, Lakarwala, Mudoana Harallan and Khanuana Harallan.

See also

  • List of Rajput Clans

Harals are considered to be a very brave clan who also took part in the resistance agaist the British. Many Harrals are serving as commissioned officers in Pakistan Army as well as civil, judicial, financial and technical services in Pakistan. Getting children educated is now the priority of most of the tribal Harrals, who still desist marriages of their daughters outside their clan, Lassi is their favorite drink, a Rajput tradition still carried on.

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