shadia-mianwaliSHADIA IS A TOWN AND UNION COUNCIL OF MIANWALI DISTRICT IN THE PUNJAB PROVINCE OF PAKISTAN.IT IS PART OF MIANWALI TEHSIL AND IS LOCATED AT 32°22’46N 71°45’39E AND HAS AN ALTITUDE OF 198 METRES (652 FT).

VILLAGE SHADIA WAS FAMOUS FOR REGULAR INCIDENCES OF MARRIAGES, WHICH TOOK PLACE IN 18TH CENTURY. MARRIAGE PROCESSIONS FROM WAN BHACHHRAN, TO VARIOUS PLACES OF BANDIAL, OKHLI MOHLA, JABBI DHOKRI, AND ADJACENT VILLAGES. THOSE MARRIAGE PARTIES OR PROCESSIONS STAYED AT THE PLACE WHERE SHADIA IS SITUATED. IT WAS THE HUB FOR MATRIMONIAL CEREMONIES OR STAYING PLACE FOR CARAVANS, AND MARRIAGE PROCESSIONS. THERE WERE SUFFICIENT FODDER FOR ANIMALS AND SUPPLY OF FOOD FOR HUMAN BEINGS WAS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. IF YOU LOOK AT LOCATION OF VILLAGE, IT FALLS BETWEEN ALL VILLAGES UP TO 50 MILES RADII.

UNION COUNCIL SHADIA CONSISTS OF SHADIA ITSELF, DHAKUWA WALA, PAKKA SANDANWALA, MUHAMMAD SHAH, CHAK NO.1, CHAK NO.2, CHAK NO.3, CHAK NO.4, CHAK QUDRAT ABAD, CHANDNI, MAIRA, TAALA AND DIFFERENT DERA JAAT. THE ENTIRE LAND OF SHADIA IS IRRIGATED BY CHASHMA MOHAJIR BRANCH CANAL. SOME OF SHADIA SOIL IS DESERTIC AND AND THEREFORE, IS IRRIGATED WITH RAIN WATERS ONLY. SHADIA IS FAMOUS FOR ITS FERTILE LANDS WHICH YIELD ALL SEASONAL CROPS EG KINOS AND ORANGE OF ALL TYPES, WHEAT, SUGAR CANE, COTTON, RICE, CHANNA, GUARA ETC. HOWEVER, SHADIA IS MUCH FAMOUS FOR ITS KINO ORCHARDS. IN PAKISTAN AFTER SARGODHA THE LARGEST KINO ORCHARDS ARE LOCATED HERE.

MIAN MUHAMMAD HAYAT SAHIB OF CHAPHAR SHAREEF MIANA FAMILY IS THE MOST NOTABLE AND WELL KNOWN SPIRITUAL PERSONALITY OF SHADIA. PEOPLE FROM FAR OFF PLACES COME TO SHADIA TO GET SIGHT AND BLESSINGS OF THIS NOBLE MAN AND THE SAINT.

THE DWELLERS OF THIS VILLAGE ARE MOSTLY FROM ZAMEENDARS CONSISTING OF JANJUA CLAN WHICH ARE SUB DIVIDED AS MALU KHEL, PHATO KHEL, MULKE KHEL, MEHRWAN KHEL, ANWAR KHEL, DIWAN KHEL, JANU KHEL, AHMED KHEL, AZMAT KHEL, AZIZ KHEL, SIKANDAR KHEL, MOOSI JANJUA, LAUNGI JANJUA, AND BEJARI JANJUAS ETC.

OTHER THAN JANJUAS THE SYEDS, QURESHI, AWANS ( INCLUSIVE OF THE SUBCLANS CHHATE KHEL, NATTAL, KHIDYAL ETC.), SAHND , BHACHAR (INCLUDING ITS SUB BRANCH SUI ) , PAURA, BHATTI, GHANJERA, LANGRIAL, DHROI, GORIA BALOCH, AND LUKHWAL ARE ALSO PROMINENT ZAMEENDAR TRIBES HERE.

ASIAS ONE OF THE OLDEST GRAVE YARD NAMELY “WANJHARA” IS ALSO SITUATED AT SHADIA. WANJHARA IS BELIEVED TO BE BUILT ON A RUINED CITY WHICH WAS DEVASTATED IN AN EARTH QUAKE CENTURIES AGO. SEVERAL TIMES DURING EXCAVATION OF LAND TO MAKE GRAVES, PEOPLE HAVE FOUND AGE-OLD POTTERY AND REMNANTS OF ANTIQUE HOUSE HOLD ITEMS WHICH MIGHT HAVE BEEN USED IN THE HINDU ERA BEFORE INVASION OF INDIA BY MUSLIM CONQUERORS.

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