Khar (खार) is gotra of Jats Khar (खर) Kar (कर) Kher (खेर)/(खेरे)  Khar (Urdu: کھر ) is a Seraiki speaking Jat clan, found in south Punjab, Pakistan. Khari clan is found in Afghanistan. Khari is also a got of Dogars. 
- According to Bhim Singh Dahiya they are the Chorasmians of ancient writers, the Khairsao of Avesta. Their king Khera Khan is mentioned in Mricehitika. 
- According to Hukum Singh Panwar (Pauria), The Khar or Kher or Kharata or Khareta and possibly the Kharb Jats are the descendants of the Saka Ksharatas mentioned in the Indian Epigraphs or the Karatai Scythians.
Mention by Panini
According to the research of Hem Chandra, Lichhavis belonged to Madrak dynasty and were called Karaskar or Kakkar because of their origin from Kar.  The tribe traces its origin to the Kharals, accounting for its truncated name by a tale that once a party of the Kharals coming from Sandal Bar, encamped near a field of sugarcane in Multan, and cut the cane to feed their cattle and make huts. When the owner of the field complained they declared that they thought that the cane was a type of reed. So they were dubbed khar.
Villages founded by Khar clan
- Khar Ki Beri (खार की बेरी) - village in Gudha Malani tahsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.
- Khar Ki Dhani (खार की ढाणी) - village in Pachpadra tahsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.
Distribution in Rajasthan
- Khar - Village in Simalwara tahsil in Dungarpur district in Rajasthan.
- Khar Ki Dhani - Village in Pachpadra tahsil in Barmer district, Rajasthan.
- Khar Ki Beri - Village in Gudha Malani tahsil in Barmer district, Rajasthan.
- Khar Khara - Village in Hansi tahsil in Hisar District, Haryana in India
Distribution in Punjab
Distribution in Haryana
Distribution in Pakistan
- Ghulam Mustafa Khar -
- Hina Rabbani Khar - Foreign Minister of Pakistan. Hina Rabbani Khar was born on 19 January 1977 in Multan, Punjab (Pakistan), Pakistan. She is the daughter of politician Muhammad Ibrahim Arqam and niece of Ghulam Mustafa Khar. A businesswoman by profession, Hina's family has roots in Khar Gharbi village located in Kot Addu, a tehsil in Muzaffargarh District in Punjab. The Khar family has many land holdings: an estate that includes fisheries, mango orchards and sugarcane fields. She graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Lahore University of Management Sciences in 1999 and received her M.Sc in Hospitality Management from the University of Massachusetts in 2001.
- Dr Pema Ram:Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.298
- B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.239, s.n.114
- B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.240, s.n.115
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.121
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/D, p.244
- Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), p. 283
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 235
- The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations, by Hukum Singh Panwar, p.326
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.249, 252, 253
- Ram Swarup Joon:Origin Of Gupta Dynasty, History of the Jats/Chapter IV
- Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Porus and the Mauryas, p.167
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.494
- Census Of India 1911 Volume xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul
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