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Soon Valley

The Soon Valley ( Urdu : وادئ سون ) or Soon Sakesar is located in Khushab District ( Urdu : وادی سون کی معلومات کے لیےمنظرسون آپ کی بہترین رہبر),For more detail about Manzar E Soon 00923008608035 www.alturka.com Punjab , Pakistan .

The Soon Valley starts from Padhrar village and ends in Sakesar which is the highest peak of Salt Range . Sakesar is 5010 feet above sea level. The Soon Valley is situated in the north west of Khushab district. The length of Soon Valley is 35 miles and average width is 09 miles [ citation needed ] . There are some special features of this valley that distinguish it from other areas, without knowing about them it is very hard to understand its importance.Chitta, Sabhral, Khoora, Nowshera, Kufri, Anga, Ugali, Mardwal, Dhadhar, Uchali and Bagh Shams-ud-Din are important towns in soon valley. Kanhatti Garden, Sodhi Garden, Da'ep and Sakesar are resorts to visit. Awan tribe is settled in Soon Valley.

Well known personalities like late literary giant Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi and columnist Abdul Qadir Hassan, prominent scholar Syed Ahmad Saeed Hamadani, scholar and   poet, Iqbal Dost from Khabakki who is well known at home and abroad due to his many books including Jam-e-Khudi and Aap-ke-Naam, and for his English Poems in UK.  World renowned Dr. Ghaus Malik neurosurgen USA  from Sabhral also belong to this land.

Transportation

Soon Valley is accessible through public transport from Islamabad (M2 Balkasar Interchange), Lahore (M2 Kalar Kahar Intrechange), Sargodha , Khushab and Mianwali . It is about 2 and half hours from Khushab, from Islamabad side you enter in valley by jaba road through Talagang.

Lakes

There are three well-renowned Uchalli Lake, Khabikki Lake and Jahlar Lake

Books

Till now 4 books printed on Soon Valley

1.WADI E SOON SAKESAR by SARWAR AWAN

2.SOON SAKESAR by AHMAD GHAZALI

3.ZIA E SOON by AHMAD HAMDANI

4.MANZAR E SOON by SHAH DIL AWAN

 

lakes in soon valley,which now a days are effected badly and drained due to pollution and shortage of natural water resources.

Malik is not a sub caste of Awan. It's a title given to people from Awan "tribe.

Tribes

The main tribe of the area is the Awan tribe settled in the Soon valley with Malik as sub cast is used by the locals, such as Majhial in Mardwal, Kroge in Sabhral, Bazral , Chhatal in Ugali,Phatwal and Mianwaddal in Anga, Bazrals of Shaker Kot and so on. In the valley Awan's are known by their sub castes. A majority of the people are serving in the armed forces of Pakistan. Other professions like education, business, transportation and agricultural are also adopted by the locals.

 

contributed by : Zia Sultan. Some changes by Ejaz awan ( ejaz_dwp@yahoo.com)

 

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soon_Valley

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