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Shorkot is a city in the Jhang Districtmarker of Punjabmarker, Pakistanmarker. It is located at 30°50'0N 72°4'0E with an altitude of 131 metres (433) and lies in the centre of the district, serving as the headquarters of Shorkot Tehsil. The Sarfraz Rafiqi Airbasemarker, the third largest in Pakistan, is located here. The city is also the location of the tombs of the famous Sufis Hazrat Sultan Bahu and Hazrat Shah Mehmood Ghazi (Ghazi Pir).

History

Alexander The Great faced bitter resistance in Shorkot when fighting the Malhi in 325 BC. It is said that Alexander ultimately died of wounds received in this battle, and because of the fierce resistance he revised his plans to conquer the remainder of Indiamarker.

Shorkot was conquered by the Ummayad general Muhammad Bin Qasim between 710-715 CE.

Historical buildings

Bhirr-The historical castle situated in many acres of land & towers 200 feet high.

Darbar Hazrat Sultan Bahoo near Shorkot in Garh Maharaja.

Darbar Hazrat Mai Baap Sultan Bahoo in centre of city.

Darbar Hazrat Mahboob Alam Shah is also famous Tomb of Shorkot city built by Shah Jahan.

Darbar Hazrat Sakhi Shah Sakhera (sufi saint)is situated in Sarafa Bazar Shorkot city.



Educational Institutions

There are many education institutions in Shorkot:

Government Institutions

  • Government Degree College For Girls
  • Government Degree College For Boys
  • Government High School For Girls
  • Government High School For Boys
  • Government Commerce College
  • Government Vocational Institute


Semi-Government Institutions

  • Fazaia Degree College Shorkot Cantt

  • Chenab College Shorkot


Private Intitutions

  • Lareb Academy

  • Muslim Model School



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