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Saraikistan (Saraiki: سرائیکستان) or Saraika (سرائیکہ) is a name coined by the Saraikistan Movement to denote a proposed administrative province of Pakistan comprising areas in central Pakistan historically associated with speakers of the Saraiki dialect of Western Punjabi (i.e., north Sindh, southern part of Punjab, south Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and north-east Balochistan).

Location and boundaries

Derawar Fort is on the outskirts of the city in the Cholistan Desert
  • Roh: means mountains, referred to the Sulaiman Mountains in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Barkhan, Musa khel, Tank, Bannu districts and Daroug, Rakni areas
  • Rohi: Cholistan Desert in Bahawalpur, Rahim yar khan
  • Thal: Thal Desert in Layyah, and Muzaffargarh districts
  • Daamaan: meaning the foothills, referred to the foothills of Sulaiman Mountains Dera Ghazi Khan. It may also referred to the plain areas around Multan Kashmore, Ghotki, Sukhar, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Larkana, Naushahro feroz, Qambar shahdadkot, Dadu, Jafferabad, Naseerabad Jhalmagsi Sibi, and Kherpur districts. Saraikistan is the geographical location of saraiki Nation.

See also


External links

  • Saraiki province: a bone of contention for many.
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