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Sohawa is located in Pakistan
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
 • 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


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.


Sohawa is located in north-western part of the district Jhelum, Punjab lies on the subcontinental Grand Trunk Road super highway between Gujar Khan and Dina (Islamabad-Lahore) 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 and Daiwal etc.


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]


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 Darweza & Dhairy bakrala)are also providing health services.

Tribes and clans[edit]

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




External links[edit]

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432 news items

The News International
Sat, 09 Apr 2016 17:02:06 -0700

With weather taking twists, the residents are being attracted towards the hilly Pir Sohawa area to have meal under natural environment having panoramic view of the capital city from the top of the hill. “The restaurants at Pir Sohawa are located ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:28:33 -0700

According to the SOPs, the CDA fire department would regularly inspect popular tourist spots on the hills such as Daman-e-Koh, Pir Sohawa, jogging trails and other picnic spots. The department will install cautionary boards reminding visitors to avoid ...
Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:26:15 -0700

2 May Jhanda Chichi Sub Division, 3 May Daultala, 4 May Dhamial, 5 May Shadi Khan, 6 May Ganjmandi, 9 May Tarnol, 10 May Sohawa, 11 May Dina City, 12 May Wah Cantt, 13 May Khanna Dak, 16 May Bhara Kahu (U), 17 May Fateh Jang, 18 May G-11, ...

Radio Pakistan (press release)

Radio Pakistan (press release)
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:13:57 -0700

Daman-e-Koh is a midpoint for tourists on their way to the higher view point Pir Sohawa which is located at the top of Margalla Hills at an elevation of about 3600ft. There is a plan to construct a chairlift from Daman-e-Koh to Pir Sohawa. Monkeys are ...

Daily Pakistan

Daily Pakistan
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:07:30 -0700

It will stop at Pir Maklala ahead of Pir Sohawa and it will return from this place. This place is 1150 feet high, making it the highest site in Islamabad. The distance of one side of chairlift passage is 2.75 kilometre and total distance will stand at ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
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 ...
Pakistan Observer
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:00:24 -0700

THE angry and furious protesters, who got hold of D-Chowk for four days for religious reasons, did not go back without gains. Their leadership secured assurance from the government that the Blasphemy Law will not be touched, at least in the near future.

The Express Tribune

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

Now the ECNEC has approved funds for the Chakwal-Mandra Road only, deferring the Chakwal-Sohawa Road for indefinite period. People of the area have resented the ECNEC decision. Former Chakwal tehsil nazim Sardar Aftab Akbar has said that Major ...

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