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Sehwan is located in Sindh
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
 • Sadar Meer Sajjad Ali Halepoto
Population (2012)
 • 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 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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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:26:15 -0700

The group also visited the mythical town of Sehwan Sharif & visited the shrine of a famous saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. It is time that the government should develop the Gorakh Hill station which has the serenity and grandeur to attract many ...


Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:16:01 -0700

DADU: At least 41 devotees died at various places of Sehwan Sharif due to heat stroke and other reasons during the past four days while many others also fell unconscious in the extreme weather. The mercury rose to 50 degree Celsius in Sehwan Town and ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:56:18 -0700

Farooq Soomro, the man behind 'The Karachi Walla' and 'Overheard in Karachi' explores the mysteries and wonders of places in Pakistan which fall off the beaten path. Sehwan can be the perfect weekend getaway for a Karachi Walla especially in winters.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:21:11 -0700

Engineers and officials at the site said that a 5,000-foot-long portion of the RBOD-II bank was washed away, suggesting that the Indus had apparently changed its course and a deluge was threatening Garhi Wari village near Sehwan Sharif. They said that ...


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 ...
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 ...
The Express Tribune
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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