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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 2009, 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.


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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The Express Tribune
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:22:18 -0700

... and exit points of the capital before the orders were withdrawn, a police official said. The official, who requested anonymity, said the ITP were asked to completely close down the IJP Road, Athal Chowk, Rawat, Pir Sohawa and Korang Road, among others.
Pakistan Observer
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Islamabad—A number of cops hailing from the Punjab Constabulary that is called in to meet any untoward situation during the PTI and PAT sit-ins have complained of insufficient facilities like absence of fresh drinking water ...


Fri, 15 Aug 2014 03:16:08 -0700

Qadri has also unveiled the goals of his 'revolution' march, saying its fundamental purpose is to restore democracy and alleviate poverty. Khan's convoy had reached Gujrat, about 175 kilometers from Lahore, while Qadri's convoy had reached Sohawa ...

The News on Sunday

The News on Sunday
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:15:11 -0700

In Islamabad, the tourist resorts and parks registered an extremely high number of visitors with Pir Sohawa, Daman-e-Koh, Marghzar Zoo, Japanese Gardens, Rawal Dam, Shahdara, Shakarparian and Lake View Park taking the lead. The situation in Kalam ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:18:45 -0700

Meanwhile, rest of the vehicles moved towards other picnic spots like Daman-e-Koh, Pir Sohawa, Rawal Lake View Park and others, he said. “On the second day of Eid, around 20,000 vehicles got stranded at Daman-e-Koh which resulted in massive traffic ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:39:06 -0700

The police deployed an additional force at public places, including Lake View Park, Chattar Park, Daman-e-Koh, Pir Sohawa, Fatima Jinnah Park and the Centaurus Mall. Islamabad Senior Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ali Nekokara monitored the ...

The Nation

Pakistan Observer
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:48:45 -0700

The spots, including Rawal Lake View Park, Fatima Jinnah Park, Shakarparian, Daman-e-Koh, Rawal Dam and Pir Sohawa in the capital, while in Rawalpindi Nawaz Sharif Park, Ayub Park, Safari Park, Race Course and Jinnah Park, were packed to capacity ...
The News International
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:48:45 -0700

CHAKWAL: A youth was killed when two speeding motorcycles collided on Monday at Chakwal-Sohawa Road. The accident took place near village Punjain Link Road where two speeding motorcycles collided, leaving Awais Rafique, of village Punjain, dead ...

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