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Sirikot is located in Haripur District
Sirikot is located in Haripur District
Coordinates: 34°10′N 73°43′E / 34.167°N 73.717°E / 34.167; 73.717Coordinates: 34°10′N 73°43′E / 34.167°N 73.717°E / 34.167; 73.717
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Haripur
Tehsil Ghazi
 • Total 85,000

Sirikot is a Mashwani village in Haripur District and Ghazi Tehsil, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province at 34°10'60N 73°43'50E.[1] It is the principal settlement of the Union Council.[2]

A majority of the population of Sirikot and Gudwallian (Goodvalley) speaks Pashto and are of the Mashwani tribe, of the Sayyid family.


"Sirikot" means "village at the top" or "hill-top village", because "siri" means "top" and "kot" means "village". The name is a reference to its mountainous physical geography.

The mountainous formation of the area is called Gandghar, which also has the Cave of Raja Risalu.

To the west of Haripur Tehsil there is another populous village of the Mashwani's known as Gudwalian ("Goodvalley"), it is located between Haripur city and Sirikot (Ghazi). It is between 12–14 km from Haripur and is the site of "Ali Masjid", a well-known mosque.

Geography and climate[edit]

Due to its high altitude, temperatures in Hazara are cooler than on the plains, though Abbottabad, at 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) still has maxima around 32 °C (90 °F) with high humidity in June and July. Further up, temperatures are cooler, often cooler than the Northern Areas valleys due to the cloudiness. In winter, temperatures are cold, with minima in January around 0 °C (32 °F) and much lower in the high mountains. Snowfalls are not uncommon even at lower levels.

Hazara lies close to the crossroads formed by the Indus River and the Grand Trunk Road. The Karakoram Highway begins at the town of Havelian and goes north through the division towards China via the Northern Areas. While, the Sirikot village is a mountainous area lying towards the west of Haripur District on West of Tarbela Dam. The nearest Union Council to this is Kundi-Umarkhana, which have Mashwani population in Majority as Sirikot towards Tarbela (Ghazi) side. On the other hand, Gudwalian, another populated area of Mashwanis, lies closer to Haripur city. The climate of Sirikot is better than Haripur on average due to its hilly location on the upper range of Tarbela.


Nintety-five percent of the population of Sirikot speaks Pashto but there are some whose mother tongue is Hindko. Mashwani (Sayyid) is the major tribe in Sirikot but there are a few other Pashtuns. The population of the Sirikot Union Council was estimated to be around 85,000 in 2005. The total area of Hazara is 18,013 km².


The sub-tribes of Mashwani residing in the area include: Manikhel, Jalal Khail, Sahib Khail, Sen Khail (Moolhan), Dura Khail, Bhatal, Haseen Khail, Wares Khail, Wahdet Khail, Baji Khel, Ludin, Matkani, Roghani, Ganjiyan, Murjankhel, Janikhel, Rahatkhel, Senkhael.

The Mashwani population of Sirikot was around 50,000 and 35,000 other Pashtuns Yousafzai,Tareen,Jadoon,Utmanzai,Dilazak and Taniwal(Tanoli).


External links[edit]

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Daily Times

Daily Times
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 16:58:18 -0700

Haripur: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that building motorways and modern roads and establishing electricity projects are vital for the development and progress of any country. Addressing an election gathering in NA-19 Haripur at Sirikot ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 18:22:12 -0700

Shah had earlier addressed a news conference in Peshawar and announced quitting his party responsibilities, however, the PM had visited his residence in Shataloo Sharif Sirikot village last month along with senior party leaders. This has helped remove ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 13:07:45 -0700

As Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid took the podium to address a rally at Sirikot organized in connection with the upcoming by-polls scheduled for August 16, he said that PTI chief Imran Khan is seeking votes to send his candidate in the ...


Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:03:45 -0700

He was addressing a luncheon reception hosted in his honour by Pir Sabir Shah, president of Pakistan Muslim League(N) in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa at his village Sirikot near Haripur. PM recalled that when his government came into power, it inherited a number ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:10:49 -0700

The headmistress of Government Girls High School Beer has been given the charge for Galaee village in Sirikot union council. She will have to reach Galaee a day before the polling date since the place is at a considerable distance from her residence in ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:21:34 -0700

Agreeing to his terms, Aroosha left home with Farhan and reached Kheroch village near Sirikot Town of Ghazi tehsil on Tuesday afternoon. Once at Kheroch, Farhan allegedly raped Aroosha. The victim, though traumatized, pleaded him to marry her, saying ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:36:34 -0700

Some of them now speak Hindko while others like the ones in Sirikot, Nara Amazai, Bafa, Torghar and Battagram areas still speak Pashto. Khan appeared to be optimistic about PM Nawaz Sharif's stand on the new province. Another argument in favour of a ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:50:50 -0700

Among them is Muhammad Ilyas, a rural artisan from Sirikot in Hazara. He has been carrying on the family tradition, under the tutelage of his father, Abdul Qayyum, who would chisel tombstones. “At the time, that's the only thing people needed stone ...

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