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  • Soan Sakaser Valley Overview

    Soan Sakaser is a valley situated in northern Punjab, Pakistan. Soan Sakaser is situated at the juncture of Mianwali, Khushab, and Chakwal districts. On the north of the valley is the Pakhar area of Tala Gang Tehsil; on the east side is the Venhar area of Chakwal tehsil; on the south side is a hilly area of Khushab tehsil; and on the west side, Mianwal tehsil is situated.

    Soan Sakaser Valley is like a cup surrounded by rolling unsymmetrical green hills presenting a breathtaking vista. Known for its natural beauty, the valley provides a unique sanctuary to a host of migratory birds in winter. It is a valley of lakes and springs, lush green fertile fields, versatile mountains, amazing landscape, dense mixed forests, sanctuaries of wildlife, brave peoples of high traditions, rich archaeology, pre-historic sites and ancient history.

     

    Situated

    Soon Valley is situated in the north west of District Khushab, Punjab. The Valley starts from Padhrar village and ends at Sakesar which is the highest peak of Salt Range. The length of Soon Valley is 35 miles (56 km) and average width is 9 miles (14 km).

     

    Climate

    The temperature is mild to pleasant in the summer and cold in winters. Soon Valley is heavenly in all seasons, especially when the monsoon clouds engulfs the valley and a chill breeze races down Sakesar to welcome wandering tourists.

    Located at a height of 5,010 feet (1,530 m) above sea level, Sakesar, the highest mountain in the Salt Range looms over Uchali lake. It was once the summer headquarters for the Deputy Commissioners of three districts – Campbelpur (now Attock), Mianwali and Shahpur (now Sargodha). It is the only mountain in this part of Punjab which receives snow fall in winters. In view of Sakesar’s ideal location and height, PAF selected it in the late-50s as the site for a high powered radar which would provide air defence cover for the northeastern part of the western wing. Pakistan Television’s re-broadcasting center has been installed to provide terrestrial transmissions coverage to adjoining areas.

     

     

     

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