Thursday, March 14, 2013

SOGHAT - Famous Gifts of Pakistani Cities



Almost every city has one or more special items which are presented to guests as gift are called Soghat. People who visit these cities also buy these things and give their loved ones as gift. If you are going to any of these cities, don't forget to buy these famous products of that city. 
Below are few items which are not only famous in Pakistan but also popular worldwide.


Multani Sohan Halwa

It is a traditional sweet cofection made with cornflour, milk, sugar, ghee and dry fruits. It is solid and brittle sold in tin packing. Hafiz ka Multani Sohan Halwa is a popular brand.
Multani Khussa (Shoes) and Multani Shawls are also very popular.

Dhoda of Khushab

Khushab is a district in Sargodha Division. Khushab is known for its delicious sweets Dhoda and Pateesa. This is an energy enriched sweet. Pehlwan Hans Raj (a famous wrestler) introduced this recepie first time in early 19th century. 
There are several sweet shops in Khushab mainly selling dhoda and pateesa.

Pottery of Gujrat

Although, now Gujrat has more fan and furniture industry than ceramics and pottery works but still Gujrat is known for its fine clay pots because these are being produced from hundred of years in this region. Sohni (heroine of a folklore) was also daughter of a pot maker of this city.

Khussa of Mianwali

Khussa is a type of hanicrafted shoes which are made with original leather and gloden or silver threads (tilla). Khussa of Mianwali are nationwide famous for its beauty and durability.

Hyderabadi Pickle

Pickle is a type of processed and preserved food to use in off season. It is widely use in Pakistan and India. Hyderabadi pickle is famous due to its good smell, variety and colors. It is bought by people of different regions of Pakistan.

Hyderabadi Bangles

In Hyderabad, bangles (Choorian) made with  glass. These are very beautiful in colors and design. Pakistani girls are fond of these high quality bangles and wish to wear these.

Rewerri of Chakwal

Rewarri is a candy type sweet made with sugar and coated with white sesame (til). 

Khanpur's Perra and Khoya

Khanpur is a tehsil of Rahimyar Khan district. It is famous for its sweet products made with milk e.g. Khoya and Perra.

Peshawari Chappal


Peshawari Chappal is a traditional flip-flop type gents footwear worn especially by Pashtuns. These are handmade sandals with leather top and sole made with tyre which made it long lasting. 

Dry Fruits of Baluchistan

Baluchistan is a producer of various dry fruits and then delivers to other parts of the country and abroad. Visitors who came to this province, buy dry fruits as these are available on comparitively cheap rates.

Swati Shawls

Swati Shawls are very popular among Pakistani women and young girls. These are high quality shawls with beautiful design and colors. These are hand embroidered with natural fabrics like wool etc. 

Cloth Products of Faislabad

Faisalabad is the hub of textile industry in Pakistan which not only fulfil local demands but also exports. Cloth and garments are cheap in Faisalabad.

Sheemeva of Gilgit

Sheemewa is a special gift of Gilgit which is made by adding nuts and dry fruits in hot liquid sugar which gets plain form after solidifying. 

Sports and Leather Goods of Sialkot

Sialkot produces international quality sports goods (bats, cricket balls, footballs, hockeys etc)  and leather goods (jackets, gloves etc). Sportsmen from across the country demands these items of Sialkot. Sialkot is also famous for surgical items.

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