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Sohawa is a town in the Punjab province of Pakistan, and is the capital of the Sohawa Tehsil in Jhelum District in Punjab.


Sohawa is in the north-western part of Jhelum district, Punjab, on the subcontinental Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) between Gujar Khan and Dina. The geographical coordinates of its weather station are 33° 07' 15" North, 73° 25' 34".


The folk etymology suggests Soo Awa, which means "100 pottery furnaces".


The death of Muhammad Ghori, 1206 AD

The death of Muhammad Ghori, 1206 AD.

On his way back to Ghazni, his caravan rested at Dhamiak near Sohawa located near the city of Jhelum. He was assassinated on Mar 15, 1206, by Khokhar Jats while offering his evening prayers.

(Pic:- From Hutchinson's History of the Nations, 1915.)

Source - Jat Kshatriya Culture


The population mostly consists of different tribes. One of the major professions in Sohawa is service in the Armed Forces. A large number of people of Sohawa are settled in foreign countries particularly Western Europe and Middle East. The main source of livelihood of the people is agriculture.

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