digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Sohawa
County
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Jhelum
Government
 • MPA Owais Khaled
Population (1998)
 • Total 250,000+
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 0544

Sohawa (Punjabi,Urdu: سوہاوہ‎) is an administrative sub-division (tehsil) of Jhelum District, situated in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[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 GT road between Gujar Khan and Dina. Its geographical coordinates are 32° 49' 30" North, 73° 45' 55". 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.[2]

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:

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

Notations[edit]

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sohawa — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
12037 videos foundNext > 

Sohawa

Sohawa is an administrative sub-division (tehsil) of Jhelum District, situated in the Punjab province of Pakistan.It is located in north-western part of the district.

Frying Fish Road Restaurant at Chakwal-Sohawa Turn

Fry Fish Road Hotel at Chakwal-Sohawa Turn.

sohawa city

de.

Pir Sohawa, The Monal, Islamabad

A scenic journey of 11 kms from Super market, Islamabad leads to Pir Sohawa. At an altitude of 3900 ft, the place offers natural beauty and panoramic view of ...

Hail (اولہ) in Sohawa Pakistan

If A Bike Had Eyes - A timelapse to Pir Sohawa from G-8, Islamabad.

This is what a Motorbike would see if it had a pair of eyes. A Time lapse video of a 1 hour ride from G-8/3 to Pir Sohawa. By: Haseeb ...

Sohawa More to Jhelum Chakwal Road

Sohawa More (Sohawa turn)

Pothwari Wedding Mehndi Night In Village Kharyot Sohawa 2

My sons wedding in kharyot in presence of sherkhawan choudry punnu khan and sitar nawaz ustad ramzan.saazi M Ameen (late) of choha khalsa.

SOHAWA LAL MOHRA TOUR

FROM HAIDER ALI MOVIES MANGLA SULTANPUR 0315-5034100 0344-5034100 --- SOHWA CITY KE VILLAGE LAL MOHRA {PITI} MAIN TOUR.

Pothwari Drama (Prommo) (Ochey Khuwab) (City Production Sohawa) Sohawa

12037 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Sohawa" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight