Sohawa Tehsil

About Tehsil

sohawa mapSohawa Tehsil is an administrative subdivision of Jhelum District in Punjab province, Pakistan. It is located in north-western part of the district. One sign of Sohawa is the toll plaza by the name of 'Tarakki' on the Grand Trunk Road. The main bazaar of Sohawa attracts people from nearby villages. Sohawa was originally a small village near to Khoraka, after several years of human settlement in these two villages, the original village of Sohawa 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 Purana Sohawa

Tehsils Statistics

District Jhelum
Population 1,66,400.00 Approx
Area 67.5 sq mi Approx
Dialing Code 0544
Time Zone PKT (UTC+5)
Climate humid subtropical climate




Sohawa Tehsil is an administrative subdivision of Jhelum District in Punjab province, Pakistan. It is located in north-western part of the district. One sign of Sohawa is the toll plaza by the name of 'Tarakki' on the Grand Trunk Road.

Jatts ,Gujjars, Arain, Syed, Mughals, are settled here in a large number. They are doing Governmental Jobs, Business and Jobs abroad. After descending of Mughalstate they came here from different parts of Mughal Sultanat, Kashmir and (Afghanistan), Awan and Sheikh. The principal tribes are sarwani, Arain, Abbasi, Gujjars, Butts, Bhatti, Chauhans,Bains Rajput Janjua Rajputs and Minhas Rajput. Kashmiri based tribes are also settled due to the close proximity to Mirpur.

Sohawa population is about 417,000 approx. 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.

Majority of Sohawa people lives in villages. Most of people live simple life.

Sohawa has a humid subtropical climate and is extremely hot and humid in summer, and cold and generally dry in winter.


Sep 23, 2017 - Sat
Sohawa, Pakistan
26°C
Wind 4 m/s, E
Humidity 69%
Pressure 757.56 mmHg


Sohawa in History

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.

Unions

  • Sohawa
  • Domeli
  • Pind Matay Khan
  • Nagial
  • Phulray Syedan

Villages

  • Domeli
  • Khorakka
  • Bara Gowah
  • Lehri

Places

Shihab-ud-din Ghori's Tomb

Muizz ad-Din Muhammad, born Shihab ad-Din (1149 – March 15, 1206), also known as Muhammad of Ghor, was Sultan of the Ghurid Empire along with his brotherGhiyath ad-Din Muhammad from 1173 to 1202, and as the supreme ruler of the Ghurid Empire from 1202 to 1206.Mu'izz ad-Din was one of the greatest rulers of the Ghurid dynasty, and is credited with laying the foundation of Muslim rule in South Asia, that lasted for several centuries. He reigned over a territory spanning over parts of modern-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

In 1206, Mu'izz, having settled the affairs in India, left all the affairs in India in hands of his slave Qutbu l-Din Aibak.

In 1206 On his way back from india to Ghazni, his caravan rested at Dhamiak near Sohawa . He was assassinated on March 15, 1206, while offering his evening prayers. The identity of Mu'izz's assassins is disputed, with some claiming that he was assassinated by local Gakhars and others claiming he was assassinated by Khokhars or even Ismailis.

Khorakka Village

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.

Domeli

Domeli is a village in Sohawa Tehsil and union council of Jhelum District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. A small dam named Domeli Dam captures attraction to the village. Basic occupation of inhabitants is cultivation. Many people of village are recorded to have jobs in Pakistan army. Main transport means for inhabitants of Domeli are buses.

Raja Muhammad Awais Khan

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He is a member of provisional assembly (MPA). A honorable, loyal, and sincere person, who has devoted his life for sohawa tehsil people. His aim is to make sohawa tehsil a peaceful and corruption free for people of sohawa tehsil.


Education Facilities

There are a number of primary, secondary and higher secondary schools, College and Academies established from both government and private sector. A large number of students come from surrounding villages to gain knowledge.

Health Facilities

A Tehsil Head Quarter Hospital (THQ) 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.


Main Places

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.Domeli is a village in Sohawa Tehsil and union council of Jhelum District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. A small dam named Domeli Dam captures attraction to the village.

Main Attractions


Tehsil Government Sohawa

The chief official in sohawa tehsil government is called Assistant Commissioner, then there is sub registrar, then there is revenue officer, then there is kanungos, at the end there is patwaris. Assistant commissioner controls, Revenue Administration, Price Control Magistracy, Coordination with different Departments, Monitoring of Devolved & Non-devolved Departments, Coordination with Police Department regarding maintenance of Law & Order, tasks.
Assistant commissioner also performs, Anti-Encroachment Functions, Disposal of Judicial cases, Monitoring of the Progress of Rev. Officers, Periodically checking of Revenue Record maintained by the Patwaris, Hearing of Service Appeals, Recruitment of Lower Revenue Field Staff, Revenue Reporting to the Higher Authorities.
Assistant commissioner has no authority to check police stations or to deal criminal issues properly.

Every tehsil will have a tehsil municipal administration consisting of the tehsil council, tehsil municipal officer, municipal officers and other officials of the local council service. The Executive Authority of tehsil municipal administration shall vest in the Nazim Tehsil Council who is responsible to ensure that the business of tehsil municipal administration is carried out in accordance with the Punjab Local Government Act. A brief of the key roles and functions of a tehsil municipal administration includes:
• Monitoring and supervising the performance of government offices located in the tehsil and hold them accountable by reporting to the district government
• Preparing spatial plans for the tehsil including plans for land use and disseminate these plans for public enquiry
• Executing and managing development plans for improvement of municipal and infrastructure services
• Exercising control over land development by public and private sectors for agriculture, industry, commerce, residence, recreation, entertainment, transport, etc
• Enforcing laws, rules and bye-laws to ensure efficient and quality delivery of municipal services (anti-encroachment drives, affixing of sign-boards, etc)
• Maintaining data base and information system on services in the tehsil and provide public access to it on nominal charges
• Collecting taxes, fines and penalties provided under the Punjab Local Government Act
• Organising sports events, cultural fairs, recreational carnivals, leisure activities, cattle markets
• Coordinating and supporting municipal functions amongst village and neighbourhood councils
• Regulating markets, issuing licenses, granting permissions as well as imposing penalties against violations
• Developing and managing schemes, including site development, in collaboration with district government
• Formulating strategies for infrastructure development, improvement in delivery of services and implementation of laws
• Preparing and presenting reports on the performance of municipal administration in tehsil council at least twice a year
• Calling for quarterly reports from tehsil based offices of government, presenting them to tehsil council and forwarding.
A Union council in Pakistan is an elected local government body consisting of 21 councillors, and headed by a nazim and a naib nazim. Union councils are the fifth tier of government in Pakistan and are often known as village councils in rural areas, the territory represented by a village council usually comprises a large village and surrounding areas, often including nearby small villages. The term "union council" may be used for localities that are part of cities.
Headed by a union nazim, each union council has 13 elected members or councillors. In addition to four male and two female members elected directly, there are two male and two female representatives of the labour, a minority member, a union nazim and his deputy known as union naib nazim. Beside elected members, there are several government employees and functionaries in every union council, who report to the secretary of the union council. The latter is a civil servant appointed by the state.
The territory of a union council or village council is usually part of a tehsil (a district subdivision).
To keep law & order within sohawa tehsil, there is model police station, police station provides following facilities,
Receipt of complaints in Gender Sensitive Reporting Room
Public Friendly atmosphere
Aims at immediate resolution of problems
Availability of brochures
A concept of facilitator
Registration of FIR in case cognizable offence
Disposal of Non-Cog issues through CPC and Masalihati Committees.

1 AC, Sohawa M Mushtafa 710483 0323-4240500
2 TMO, Sohawa Rana M. Nawaz 710265 0300-7659385
3 TO, I&S, Sohawa Najeeb rehman 710183 0333-5117209