Sahowala

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Sahowala
سا ہووالہ
Town
Sahowala is located in Pakistan
Sahowala
Sahowala
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 32°46′N 74°41′E / 32.767°N 74.683°E / 32.767; 74.683
Country  Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Sialkot
Towns 10
Government
 • Union Council Chairman Idrees Cheema
 • Ex Secretary Union Council Aamir Hussain
Area
 • Metro 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 242 m (794 ft)
Population 22,000
 • Town 10
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)
PK 51060 (Post Office)
Area code(s) 052 (Landlines)

Sahowala is a town in Sambrial Tehsil, Sialkot District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located between the Upper Chenab Canal and the Marala Ravi Link Canal of the Marala Headworks project. Demographically, the town has a Union Council which is one of the largest councils in Sialkot, having a population around 20,000 which covers six neighbouring villages. Many residents are farmers, while others work abroad and serve in the industry and government. The town is close to the Sialkot Tanneries Zone. Minhaj ul Quran Islamic Library is the public library, along Noor Mosque, which has the highest minaret in the Sialkot District. This village has a history of more than 800 years.Mughal Colony was also established in Sahowala.

Location[edit]

Sahowala is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to the southeast of Sialkot, and 33 kilometres (21 mi) west from Wazirabad. Head Marala, the source of both canals around the village, is just 26 kilometres (16 mi) to the north.

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Notable places[edit]

  • Gurudwara Nanaksar - Sat Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Gurdwara is on the west side of the village. As the building is built like a Hindu temple, people call it the "Nanak Mandir". The Parkashasthan is inside this temple within a spire. There are many residential rooms in this haveli mansion-like building. Guru Nanak Dev Ji came here from Sialkot and stayed for seven days. There was a pond covering 25 Ghumaons in those days. This Gurdwara is inside that pond. Udasi Sadhus were the priests of this gurdwara. No land or estate is endowed to this shrine.
  • Sahowala Church
  • Mazar Sailani Shah Sahib
  • Mazar Shah Anayt Badshah

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Community and general information[edit]

The people of Sahowala are well educated, with a literacy rate of 80%.

There are two government high schools for boys and girls, along with private schools and four madrasas for teaching the Quran. The female literacy rate is about 75%. The basic caste system is still active, and national elections are based on caste (Bradari).

Masjids, Imam Bargahs & Welfare Organizations[edit]

  1. Alnoor Mosque
  2. Farooqe Azam Mosque
  3. Khajoor Wali Mosque
  4. Usman Mosque
  5. Ehle Hadees Mosque central
  6. Imam Bargah Central
  7. Sailani Shah Mosque
  8. Mohalla Gousia Mosque
  9. Minhaj Ul Quran
  10. Away wali Masjid
  11. Gulzar-e-Madina Mosque
  12. Kaky-zai Mosque
  13. Masjid-e-khizra Mughal Colony
  14. Tableeghi Markaz Mughal Colony
  15. Sultan Bahoo Markaz Mughal Colony http://www.hazratsultanbahoo.com/

Languages[edit]

Urdu, Punjabi and English

Basic Facilities[edit]

The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) provides the main network of land-line telephone service, and all major carriers, like Ufone, Warid, and Mobilink, provide mobile services. Broadband Internet access is available by PTCL. Gas facilities have existed since 2009, and Sahowala has a utility store providing basic commodities. Recently, the main road from Sahowala village to Adda Sahowala was reconstructed. Two water filtration plants provide pure water. An ambulance service is available around the clock, and a basic health service provides free medical care.

Traditional fairs[edit]

  1. Urs Shah Anayat Badshah
  2. Urs Sailani Shah
  3. Urs Masjid Ghosia

Games[edit]

  1. Annual Hockey Tournament
  2. Annual Cricket Tournament
  3. Annual Football Tournament
  4. Annual Badminton Tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 

Coordinates: 32°46′7″N 74°41′4″E / 32.76861°N 74.68444°E / 32.76861; 74.68444