Topi is a town in Swabi District of the North-West Frontier Province 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 a big business centre for the nearby villages including Marghuz, Zaida, Swabi, Gadoon and Amazai areas. Most of the people have their own business whereas 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 have come from other parts of the Swabi district or N-W.F.P. province in for work. In 2006, Topi became a Tehsil - which is an administrative subdivision of a district. 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 in 1913 and Government High School in 1935 and also donated land for the establishment of these educational institutes. Topi is located west of the Tarbela Dam, the world's largest earth filled dam. Tarbela Dam is also the largest hydroelectric generation project in Pakistan, producing 3400 mega watts of electricity. Topi and the villages Kotha, Maini and Batakara constitute "Uthman". Uthman is the branch of the famous Yousafzai tribe. The town 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 the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was established here.