It is said that once Emperor Akbar the Great was
travelling the area and met a saint whose name was Hafiz Mustafa
Bukhari. The emperor was very much impressed by the hospitality of
the said saint and asked him for reward. The saint desired for the
creation of town. The emperor ordered for the creation of town on
the name of Syed Hafiz Mustafa Bukhari as “HAFIZABAD”.
Hafizabad was given the status of a district w.e.f 01-07-1993.