Located at 81 km from Islamabad on Hasan Abdal-Abbottabad road, Haripur was founded in 1822 by
Hari Singh, a general of Ranjit Singh's army. He was the Governor of Hazara in 1822-23. A fort built by the Sikhs called Harikishan
Garh is at present being used as a police station. There is also a British cemetery.