Shorkot is a city in the
District of Punjab, Pakistan.
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 Airbase, the third largest in Pakistan, is located
The city is also the location of the tombs of the
Hazrat Sultan Bahu
and Hazrat Shah Mehmood Ghazi (Ghazi
Alexander The Great
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
Shorkot was conquered by the Ummayad
Muhammad Bin Qasim
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.
There are many education institutions in Shorkot:
- 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
- Fazaia Degree College Shorkot Cantt
- Chenab College Shorkot
- Lareb Academy
- Muslim Model School