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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


The etymology of the name Sohawa has not been proven, but according to folk etymology the original name was Soo Awa which means "100 fences 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 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.


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 and other top news channel because of newly discovered Ghauri XI oil reserves in its suburbs.[2]


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:




External links[edit]

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International News Network
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:22:30 -0800

30, Pind Dadan Khan, 31, Fateh Jang, 26, Pindi Gheb, 22, Murree, 17, Sohawa, 17, Chuwa Syedan Shah, 15, Kallar Syedan, 13 and Hassan Abdal, 15. Sources said final voters list will be put to display subject to final approval by Punjab Bar Council.

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News Tribe
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:48:45 -0800

The committee also directed that measurement of Mariat hotel, Sareena hotel, Shifa international hospital and restaurants of the view point Pir Sohawa should made in 15 days and report should be submitted regarding encroachment of the land.
The News International
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 14:30:00 -0800

According to Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) the mega projects at Pir Sohawa are ill-planned and creating garbage that is why it often issues notices to the administration of the food outlets to comply with the environmental laws.
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:52:30 -0800

The survey reveals that more than 1,500 Afghans live in Gujar Khan, while several Afghan nationals live in Murree, Attock, Hazro, Fatehjang, Jhelum, Dina, Sohawa, Chakwal, Kallar Syedan, Kallar Kahar, Talagang and Taxila. The report points out that a ...

The Nation

The Nation
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:48:38 -0800

The owners of petrol pumps suspended the supply of petrol and shut down pumps in Tulsa Chowk, Adyala Road, Chakra, Pirwadhai, Raja Bazaar, Asghar Mall Scheme, Soan, Rawat, Gujar Khan, Chakwal Road, Sohawa, Dina and many areas of Jhelum.

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The Nation
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:41:15 -0800

... Dheri Hassanabad, Tulsa Chowk, Mubarak Lane, Rukhshanda Masjid, Morgah, Katcheri, Al Shifa, Behria Town Stop, Humak, Model Town, Rawat, Mandra, Chakwal Road, Jalti, Sohawa and Jhelum and on other filling stations located along with GT Road.

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The Nation
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:41:15 -0800

According to a survey, conducted by The Nation on Friday, the filling stations were shut down and provision of petrol was suspended to consumers at Gujar Khan, on Chakwal Road, Sohawa, Rawat, Humak, Model Town, T Chowk, Behria Town Stop, Soan, ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 18:07:30 -0700

People of the area have resented the ECNEC decision.. PHOTO:FILE. CHAKWAL: Construction work on the Chakwal-Sohawa Road has been deferred as the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) has not released funds for the project ...

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