Topi is a small city in District Swabi of the province Khyber Pukhtoonkwa Pakistan. The city located in the east of the district, administratively subdivided into two Union councils: Topi East and Topi West. It is the birthplace of Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan, who was a pioneer of modern education in the Province. He founded Islamia College Peshawar in 1913 and Government High School Topi in 1935 and also donated land for the establishment of these educational institutes. Topi is located in the west of Tarbela Dam, the world's largest earth filled dam. Tarbela Dam is also the largest hydroelectric generation project in Pakistan, producing 3400 megawatts of electricity. Topi and the villages Kotha, Maini and Batakara constitute "Uthman". Uthman is the branch of the famous Yousafzai tribe. The city of Topi became well known after the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), named after (Ghulam Ishaq Khan), a former President of Pakistan, was established here.

Topi Tehsil

Topi is a tehsil of district Swabi in the Khyber Pukhtoonkwa province of Pakistan. It is administratively subdivided into thirteen Union Councils, namely: Topi East, Topi West, Batakara, Gabasni, Gandaf, Gani Chatra, Jhanda, Kabgani, Kalabat, Kotha, Maini, Pabeni, and Zarobi.

Subdivision and politics

Topi is split between two union councils, Topi (East) and Topi (West). Topi is further divided into Alizai, Akazai and Kanazai. Alizai comprises of Mohallah Booba Khel, Botakha, Punj Pao, Ismail Khel and Suma Khel. Akazai comprises of Mohallah Urr Ibrahim (administrator of this Page Muhammad Sajjad Mohalla), Khadar Khan Khel, Painda Khel, Sabi Khel, Pir Azghi and Niki Khel (Creator of this page Shiraz Khan Mohalla). Kanazi comprises Mohallah Musa Khel, Mohalla Awan, Musa Khel Mero, Bara Khel, Sana Khel and ‘Ghulam & Muhammad Khan Khel'.


Topi is a business centre for nearby villages such as Marghuz, Zaida, Kalabat, Baja Bamkhel, Maini, Batakara, Himlet, Zarobai, Gadoon and Amazai areas. Many people have their own businesses where as members of the educated community work in the public and private sectors. A large number of people work abroad. About 20 percent of its population has come from other parts of the Swabi district or Khyber Pukhtoonkwa province in for work. In 2006, Topi became a Tehsil - which is an administrative subdivision of the district.

Religious scholars

Topi has produced many of religious scholars such as Mufti fazal karim sahib, Molana Bacha Gul, Usman Ustaz (Fazle Ameen) and Molana Gulfam Shah who brought peace amongst the residents.

Education Sector

There is a Government High School for boys and one Higher Secondary School for girls. There are also several private Schools, such as Tameer-e-Millat Public School, Awan Public School, Sarhad Public School, Utman Public School and Shaheen Public School.


Cricket is the most popular sport in the area. Topi has produced some quality cricketers. Lucky Star, M16 (formaly known as F-16) and S.C.C are generally considered to be the best cricket teams in Topi city. Football is also popular in the area. Makha is the traditional game of Swabi, in which different villages compete each other. Makha is a shooting game in which a bow and an arrow are used with a large stick that has a flat dish-shaped head (Tobray).


According to the census the topi’s population is about 100000(one lac). Literacy ratio is 60% in which men’s’ literacy ratio is 63% and women’s ratio is 37%.

Topi is a town in Swabi District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. The town, located in the east of the district, is administratively subdivided into two Union councils: Topi East and Topi West.

Topi is located west of the Tarbela Dam and Chhachh, the world's largest earth filled dam. Tarbela Dam is the largest hydroelectric generation project in Pakistan, producing 3,495 megawatts of electricity accounting for 40 percent of the Water and Power Development Authority's total power output as of 1980.