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Sohawa
Town
Sohawa is located in Pakistan
Sohawa
Sohawa
Coordinates: 33°07′55″N 73°25′12″E / 33.13194°N 73.42000°E / 33.13194; 73.42000Coordinates: 33°07′55″N 73°25′12″E / 33.13194°N 73.42000°E / 33.13194; 73.42000
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Jhelum
Government
 • MPA Owais Khaled
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal code 49230
Calling code 0544

Sohawa (Punjabi,Urdu: سوہاوہ‎) is a town in the Punjab province of Pakistan, and is the capital of the Sohawa Tehsil, which is an administrative subdivision of Jhelum District in Punjab.[1] Sohawa has grown from a small village in 1947 to a large town in 2014, development in transportation, education and health has played a major role in the development of the town. In general there are small towns at roughly at 10 mile intervals along the great trunk road between Peshawar to the border of India near Lahore.

A sign post in Sohawa pointing towards the direction of Shihab-ud-din Ghori's Tomb

History[edit]

The etymology of the name Sohawa has not been proven, but according to folk etymology the original name was Soo Awa which means "100 furnaces of potters". Sohawa was originally a small village near to Khoraka, after several years of human settlement in these two villages, the original village of Soahwa and Khoraka merged with each other and the present town of Sohawa was formed that contained market of all types. The original village is part of the main town(khoraka) and called "Ward #1" or Purana Sohawa (literally "old Sohawa").Sohawa is well known for its natural beauty and the energetic youth.

Geography[edit]

Sohawa is situated in north-western part of the district Jhelum, Punjab lies on the subcontinental Grand Trunk Road between Gujar Khan and Dina. The geographical coordinates of its weather station are 33° 07' 15" North, 73° 25' 34".[2] One sign of Sohawa is the toll plaza by the name of 'Tarakki' on the Grand Trunk Road. Bazaars of Sohawa attracts people from nearby villages, these bazaars are located both sides of G.T.Road. Major towns or villages of Sohawa Tehsil are Kot Dhamiak, Chak Tareda, Domeli, Lehri, Dewan-e-Hazoori, Bakrala, Dhouk Aamb, Sasral etc.

Sociology[edit]

The population mostly consists of 3 (Rajput, Jatt and Mughal) tribes. The major profession of people is service in Armed Forces, hence they are generally disciplined and law abiding. A large number of people of Sohawa are settled in foreign countries particularly Western Europe and Middle East. Main source of livelihood of the people is agriculture.

In the media[edit]

In mid 2014, Sohawa was featured on national media including Geo News, Dawn News and other top news channel because of newly discovered Ghauri XI oil reserves in its suburbs.[3]

Health[edit]

A Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQs) Sohawa for the people of Sohawa and surrounding rural areas has been developed by the Government of Pakistan that provides only basic health facilities. For critical health problems peoples have to move to more advanced hospitals. this hospital is currently 40 bedded 20 for female and 20 for male patients followings facilities are available emergency services 4 bedded, labour room services, Operation theater facilities, dental surgery, ambulance services, indoor services lab, X-Rays, Ultra sonography facilities, ECG facilities, Blood Bank (Under Construction) 24 hours round the clock & OPD curative, preventive, promotive & rehabilitative services. Following Post of Specialists are still vacant Medical Splt, child splt, Gynaecologist, Eye, ENT Splt, pathologist, Radilogist. this hospital offers free facilities for MCH, Deliveiris. presently there are three lady doctors to provide 24-hour labour room cover. Further one Rural health center Domeli, 12 basic health units (Adrana, jandala, nagial, gurah uttam singh, kohali, Phulray syedan, surgdhan, dewan e hazoori, pail mirza, karounta, panchor & Banth)3 Government rural dispensaries (Lehri, Gaddar, Baragawah) 4 Rural dispensaries (dial, Hayal, Pari derwaiza & Dhairy bakrala)are also providing health services.

Tribes and clans[edit]

The major tribes and clans of the district are the following:

  • Gillzai Jats (Mostly Belongs to Minorities)

References[edit]

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364 news items

SAMAA TV (press release) (registration) (blog)

SAMAA TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:00:00 -0800

JHELUM: A man on Thursday reportedly blew himself up after a brief encounter with police near Sohawa, Samaa reported. According to eyewitnesses and police, the terrorist intended to blow up railway track with explosives hidden in his car, which ...
 
The Nation
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:39:35 -0800

... a resident of district Faisalabad; Imran alias Jugnu wanted by PS Secretariat and PS Kohsar is a resident of Chiniot, district Jhang; and Syed Mansoor Ali Shah s/o Altaf Hussain Shah wanted by PS Secretariat and PS Kohsar is a resident of tehsil ...
 
The News International
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:22:30 -0800

The cluster of giant ancient maple trees near Mandra, the beautiful pond with big white ducks floating in it near Sohawa, the deep ravines with rich red soil will tell me we are nearing Dina, the overhead bridge near Jhelum, the Jhelum river, the big ...

The Express Tribune (blog)

The Express Tribune (blog)
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:52:30 -0800

Luqman Afzal is a graduate from the BSc class of 2002. He graduated with a major in Economics and minor in Social Sciences. During his time at LUMS, his entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured and to date he has continued to cultivate his zest for ...
 
The Nation
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:52:17 -0800

Sohawa police registered a case against unknown killers. According to sources, Waqas had been missing since Tuesday and the locals found his dead body from the forest of Dhoke Amb. The heirs later staged a protest demonstration against the killing of ...
 
The Nation
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:52:30 -0800

The ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused identified as Zubair Khan, resident of Peshawar, near Chakwal Morr, Main GT Road, Sohawa, and recovered 1.2-kg hashish. The ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a motorcycle near Dar-ul-Islam Colony, Attock, and ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 13:22:30 -0800

After initial investigations, the sender of the parcel named Aqeel Aslam resident of Gujrat was also arrested. ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused dentified as Zubair Khan resident of Peshawar near Chakwal Morr, Main GT Road, Sohawa and recovered 1.2 ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 18:14:03 -0700

MNAs from the area Major (retd) Tahir Iqbal, Begum Iffat Liaqat and Raja Javed Ikhlas had assured the people that the work on the Chakwal-Sohawa and Chakwal-Mandra roads will start as the tenders have been taken by the National Logistics Cell . Now the ...
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