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سيهوڻ شريف
سيهوڻ شريف is located in Sindh
سيهوڻ شريف
سيهوڻ شريف
Coordinates: 26°25′10″N 67°51′34″E / 26.4193143°N 67.8593731°E / 26.4193143; 67.8593731Coordinates: 26°25′10″N 67°51′34″E / 26.4193143°N 67.8593731°E / 26.4193143; 67.8593731
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
District Jamshoro
Population (2012)
 • Estimate () over 100,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website Taluka Municipal Administration Sehwan Shareef Website

Sehwan (Sindhi: سيهوڻ شريف‎ ,Urdu: سیہون) (aka: Sehwan Sharif) is a city located in Jamshoro District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Sehwan town is of great antiquity and stands on the west bank of the Indus, 80 miles (130 km) north-west of Hyderabad (which is on the east bank). It is possible that the name Sehwan originates from "Siwistan" or "Seevistan", the kingdom of Raja Dahir which even extended to Punjab under the name "Shivi".[1] It was significant enough during the 8th century to be conquered by Muhammad bin Qasim in 711, and two centuries later by Mahmud of Ghazni. An abortive attempt was made by the Mughal emperor Humayun to capture it on his way to Umarkot but it finally fell to his son Akbar. Before this, it was the capital of the Thatta Kingdom under Juni Bek.[2]

The tomb of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, Pakistan

Apart from the ruins scattered about its environs, the city is known for its Sufi patron saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar who lived here in the 13th century. The famous mausoleum of Shahbaz Qalandar attracts hundreds of thousands of faithful every year.

Another famous place is the inverted city beside the Dargah of Shahbaz Qalandar, which may be the Debal Bandar of Raja Dahir.[clarification needed] Manchar Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan, is a short distance from Sehwan Sharif.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P. 150, Introduction To Political Science: Political Theory By R.C. Aggarwal.
  2. ^ John F. Richards, The New Cambridge History of India: The Mughal Empire (New York: Cambridge University Press, 19930 p. 51

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DunyaNews Pakistan

DunyaNews Pakistan
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:41:15 -0700

SEHWAN SHARIF (Dunya News) – Three days celebrations of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's Urs ended on Monday in Sehwan Sharif Sindh. Pilgrims celebrated the Urs with religious zeal but the promises of facilities by administration remained unfulfilled.

The Statesman (press release)

The Statesman (press release)
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:33:45 -0700

Manchar Lake, Pakistan's floating village 18 km west of Sehwan Sharif on the Indus Highway, is claimed to be one of the biggest freshwater stretches in the country — and the only lake that is home to fishermen who live on wooden boathouses. Spread ...
Pakistan Today
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:18:45 -0800

A man shot dead his wife and daughter over 'karo kari' charges here on Monday. Police have the accused in custody. According to officials, the incident took place in the Bhan Saeedabad area of Sehwan Sharif, where the accused declared his wife and ...


Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:45:36 -0700

Seven pilgrims died of suffocation and severe heat in a closed tunnel near Lahut area of Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, officials said on Sunday. According to details, a convoy of devotees was heading towards Lahut Ziyarat from Sehwan Sharif when they fell ...
The Express Tribune
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:48:51 -0700

Ticket examiners, conductor guards, and platform inspectors will check the luggage of passengers while permanent way inspectors monitor the track. PR divisional medical officers have been directed to install first aid camps at Sehwan Sharif station ...
The Nation
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:41:15 -0700

Residents of Sehwan Sharif while talking to the media said that all the schools present in that locality have given chairs and tables on rent for the event. They also said that the area is submerged by sewage water due to chocked drainage line. It was ...
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Sat, 07 Aug 2010 23:34:50 -0700

According to Dr Syed Mehdi Raza Shah Subzwari, Sajjadah Nashin Dargah Hazrat Qalandar Lal Shahbaz, Sehwan Sharif, the Right Bank Outfall Drainage (RBOD) that was built to take saline water from the river and dump it into the sea near Thatta, will ...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:07:30 -0800

KARACHI - The Sindh government has decided to install a Reverse Osmosis plant at Sehwan Sharif to provide clean drinking water to the devotees and visitors at the shrine of Hazrat Qalandar Lal Shahbaz.This was decided at a meeting, chaired by Sindh ...

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