Capt (R) Fayyaz Ali (PAS, B-18)
Deputy Commissioner, Sohbat Pur
Message From Deputy Commissioner:
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the district of Sohbat Pur via its official website. This online resource embodies information not only about policies, objectives, functions, human resources, financial resources, projects, and the services delivered by the district government but also a general introduction about the brief district history, geography, people, fauna, flora, etc. It opens up a window for the citizens through which they can have access to certain information. The website enables us to enhance our internal efficiency and effectiveness as well as public service delivery and improves the ability to monitor the performance of the government functionaries. It allows having information to make faster decisions and effective planning. It further provides an opportunity to download the required information without any inconvenience of visiting government offices, saving valuable time and money.
Capt (R) Fayyaz Ali
Introduction of District Sohbatpur
The name of District& Tehsil as per the name of Sardar Sohbat Khan Gola: Sardar Sohbat Khan is the tribal leader and Sardar of Gola tribe, a century before the fort of Sohbatpur Gola and the most famous Jama-e-Masjid of Balochistan was built in Sohbatpur. He was someone who made Musafir Khans (Siraye) in different districts of Sindh &Balochistan as Jacobabad, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Sibi for the travelers who used to stay who travel to and from mountain villages to the other village in the deserts trading their wares.
Sohbatpur became a Municipal committee and got the status of Tehsil in 2010 and later on, the District SohbatPur came into existence on 21st May, 2013, when Chief Justice (Retired) Justice Haji Mir Hazar Khan Khosa was care-taker Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Before this, Sohbatpur was a part of District Jaffarabad. The District Sohbatpur is a plain area and the most income source of the inhabitant is Agriculture.
The main tribes of the district are Khosa, Gola,JarwarMarri,Bhanger, Lashari, Abro, Panhwar, Bhand, Kanrani, Gajani and Brohi. The main languages of the District are Balochi, Sindhi, Berahvi and Seraiki.
Khan Sahab Mir Nabi Bakhsh Khan Khosa was a great leader of the area. Now Mir Zahoor Hussain Khan Khosa (Ex-Speaker/MPA Balochistan Assembly) is a famous notable of the area
Key Details of the District
The climate of the district is hot. The weather becomes extremely hot and humid in summer. The harshness of summer is prolonged over the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October. It is mildly hot in April. Summer begins inmid-March and lasts until the end of October.
In winter the weather is pleasant all over the district. It lasts from December to January. The months of April, November and February are pleasant. The humidity is highest in summer, particularly in the area adjacent to the Pat feeder canal, where rice cultivation takes place.
Dust storms are common in hot weather; they appear in summer. Nowadays they are less frequent than before, mainly because of the increase in vegetation. Generally, they blow from the west and north and are accompanied by heavy dust columns. A dust storm may be followed by rain. The area gets inadequate rainfall, both in winter and summer. In July and August only, the rainfall is adequate, because of the monsoon rains.
According to the Agricultural Department’s classification of lands in Balochistan in five ecological zones based on the altitude from sea‑level, the district falls in an area ranging from 635 meters (1500 feet) above sea level. The day and night temperatures vary substantially.
The monsoon winds do not pass through the district. Therefore, it receives inadequate rainfall. The average annual rainfall is about 110 millimeters.
Agriculturally Sohbatpur district is the most fertile and productive district of Balochistan. Agriculture is also a major source of income in the district. More than 90 percent of the population is directly or indirectly involved in this sector. The cultivated area comes to 100000 acres and the uncultivated is 64461 acres. Several canals and sub-canals irrigate the area. The canal-fed area is designated as the “command area” both rabi and kharif crops are grown in the district the major crops are rice. Wheat, pulses. Oil seed and cotton. The main market for the agricultural produce of the district is Jacobabad and the yield of major rabi and kharif crops grown in the district for the year 2021-22 is given in the following tables.
MAIN CROPS AND THEIR PRODUCTION.
Cultivated Area (Acres)
- i) VEGETABLES OF THEIR PRODUCTION
Cultivated Area (Acres)
The major source of irrigation in the district is the Pat feeder and Shahi canals. Pat feeder has a capacity of 6700 cusecs water while. The command area of Pat feeder canal is 458380 acres. A sizeable area is also irrigated through Manjhoti and Uch canal.
Although the livestock unit density per square kilometer is among the highest in Balochistan the ownership of livestock units per capita is far below the average of the whole of Balochistan.
- Detail of Civil Veterinary Hospitals is as under:
CVH Sohbat Pur
CVH Panhwer at Manjhi Pur
CVH Azam Khan
CVH Murad Ali
CVH Arbab Khan
CVH Izhar Khan Khosa
The approximate Livestock population 2022 of the district according to the Livestock Department Sohbatpur is as under in the table :
- ANIMAL POPULATION
The education statistics of the district are as under:
There are 3 Degree colleges & 1 Inter college.
Government Boys Degree College Hairdin
Government Boys Degree College Pahnwar.
Government Boys Degree College, Manjhi Pur.
Government Girls Inter College Sohbatpur.
A century before the Fort of Sohbatpur Gola and the most famous Jama-e-Masjid of Balochistan was built in Sohbatpur
Shrine Of Molvi Qadir Bakhsh Sohbatpur
Historical Mosque Sohrab Khan Khosa Manjhipur