This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word HAFTA
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Be required to; must.
I hafta fill in my tax return.
Origin: Written form of a reduction of have to.
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Hafta is the word for week in Hindi, Urdu, Persian and Turkish languages. A week has seven days, and is possible that it could be from Hepta, for seven.
Hafta is also slang for the protection money collected periodically by gangsters and corrupt policemen. It is named so because the most common collection period is one week. The practice is highly prevalent in India and a refusal to pay up has its consequences.