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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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148 news items

The Asian Age
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:52:30 -0800

... at the annual Urs, one of the old caretakers, a Hindu, performs the inaugural ritual for the annual festivities. Despite the Partition of India, the environment of Sehwan Sharif is an extraordinary demonstration of Hindu-Muslim syncretism of the ...
Daily Times
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:45:00 -0800

Sir: The Gorakh Hill Station is the highest recreational site located at a height of 5,688 feet in the Kirthar Mountains Range and spread over 2,500 acres in Sindh. It offers great attraction to nature lovers owing to its moderate temperate and ...

The Nation

The Nation
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:07:30 -0800

SEHWAN SHARIF- A person shot dead his wife and daughter over 'karokari' charges here on Monday. Police arrested the accused. Police said that the incident took place in BhanSaeedabad area of Sehwan Sharif where the accused declaring his wife and ...


Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:45:00 -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
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 ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:56:15 -0700

SEHWAN SHARIF: At least seventeen more devotees of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar died on Wednesday due to the extreme heat wave in the area. According to rescue services, 33 people have lost their lives due to extreme heat wave in two days.
The Express Tribune
Sat, 07 Aug 2010 23:34:50 -0700

KARACHI: The shrine of Hazrat Qalandar Lal Shahbaz in Sehwan Sharif is located a mere 700 yards away from the River Indus but its caretaker says it faces no serious threat from the floods. According to Dr Syed Mehdi Raza Shah Subzwari, Sajjadah ...

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