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Saraikistan (سرائیکستان) is a proposed new province of Pakistan, comprising the areas with a majority of Saraiki speakers in the southern and western part of Punjab province.

The proposed territorial extent generally includes the Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Sargodha divisions (all in the province of Punjab), as well as the districts of Jhang (also in Punjab) and Dera Ismail Khan (in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).[1]

See also


  1. ^ Rahman 1995, p. 4.


  • Rahman, Tariq (1995). "The Siraiki Movement in Pakistan". Language Problems & Language Planning. 19 (1): 1–25. doi:10.1075/lplp.19.1.01rah.