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Sehwan
سیہون
Sehwan is located in Sindh
Sehwan
Sehwan
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
Government
 • Sadar Sardar Sajjad Ali Halepoto
Population (1998)
 • Estimate () over 1 million
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website Taluka Municipal Administration Sehwan Shareef Website

Sehwan (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 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]

References[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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News Tribe
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700

SEHWAN SHARIF: A passenger bus collided with truck near Sehwan Sharif on Indus highway killing as many as eight persons including four children. The accident took place on turning point of road when a passenger bus near Lucky Shah Sadar area in ...
 
DAWN.com
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:52:30 -0700

Khwaja Izahrul Hasan drew attention of the house towards an accident near Sehwan Sharif in which seven persons, including five children, were killed. He said despite his best efforts no police officail responded to his calls to inform him of what ...
 
SAMAA TV
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:18:45 -0700

DADU: At least four passenger including three women and a minor were killed and ten more were injured in a roadside mishap here on late Saturday night, Samaa reported. The unfortunate bus was on its way from Dadu to Sehwan Sharif when it met with an ...
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