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  Seraikis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Seraikis are based mainly in the former Princely State of Bahawalpur, though they live in surrounding areas of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and North West Frontier Province.
A Seraiki campaign grew in the 1960's with the aims of establishing language rights and stopping what was seen as exploitation and repression by the traditionally Punjabi dominated government.
The Seraiki movement has suffered from being Punjab-based in a country in which Punjabis are present in the army and government in large numbers.
seraikis.iqnaut.net   (335 words)

  
 Seraikis
The Seraiki people (also '''Saraiki people''') are an ethnic group from the southern areas of Pakistani Punjab.
By now the aims were to have a Seraiki nationality recognised, to have official documents printed in Seraiki, a Seraiki regiment in the army, employment quotas and more Seraiki language radio and television.
The Seraiki movement has suffered from being Punjab-based in a country in which Punjabis dominate the army and government.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Seraikis   (414 words)

  
 Seraikis not opposed to Kalabagh dam: PSP -DAWN - Local; March, 29 2005
Mr Langa, a former PPP leader turned Seraiki nationalist, said that the size of Punjab was causing many problems and had made it “ungovernable” and had made the federation precarious.
He claimed that Seraiki belt produced 15 million bales of cotton and huge chunk of wheat and rice.
The Pakistan Seraiki Party chief, who came to Sindh to extend invitation to the nationalist leaders of Sindh for the 16th Foundation Day of his party scheduled to be held on April 8 in Multan, said that the other aim of his visit was to muster the support of Sindhi people for Seraiki province.
www.dawn.com /2005/03/29/local6.htm   (496 words)

  
 Seraiki Language - Seraiki Channel ..: Hamara Multan :..
They had their own languages but the Seraiki language and culture was so rich and deep rooted that it absorbed all the languages and cultures of invaders and developed itself into a unique language and culture.
Seraiki poetry and folk literature of this period is gloomy, and introvert.
The recognition of Seraiki language and culture is imperative for the integrity of Pakistan.
hamaramultan.com /seraiki_language.asp   (1640 words)

  
 Daily Excelsior... Editorial
Seraiki leader Langah told a World Seraiki Conference in London in September this year that his largest nationality of Pakistan was South Asia's most oppressed entity.
The demand for a separate Seraiki province was raised by Mr Langah at a press conference in December 1983.
Seraikis remind that in 1948, Mr Mohammad Ali Jinnah refused to recognise Bengali language and the result was the separation of Bengalis in 1971.
www.dailyexcelsior.com /web1/03dec31/edit.htm   (4675 words)

  
 Seraiki.org :: Home of 40 Million Seraikis across the world.
Seraiki is the most widely spoken language in Pakistan and the first language of more than 40 million people in the subcontinent.
Seraiki is the 61st largest language out of more than 6000 languages in the world.
Seraiki was reported to be the language of 9.8 per cent of Pakistan's (May 22, 2004)
seraiki.freeservers.com   (510 words)

  
 Pakistani Army attrocities against Baloch community - World Affairs Board
The dam is purely a conspiracy to strengthen the prevailing colonization of the Seraiki belt which comprises 75% area of the present Punjab.
Seraikis are struggling for the revival of the Multan State of 1818 and former autonomous and sovereign State of Bahawalpur.
It may cause dislodgment of millions of Seraikis from their centuries old habitat and would be the beginning of a new era of their enslavement to Punjab.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=9973   (5556 words)

  
 Autonomy demand by Pakistan nationalities
It is for the first time that the Seraikis of southern Punjab have been given a formal recognition by other nationalist parties as a separate nationality.
The Seraikis have been campigning for a separate province since they do not like to be identified with northern Punjabis, who control Pakistan.
By naming Sindhis, Baluchs, Pakhtuns, Punjabis and Seraikis as separate nationalities of Pakistan, the convention made a glaring omission: That of Mohajirs (migrants from India after 1947) who claim to be a separate nationality because of their language (Urdu) and ethnicity.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19981004/27750494.html   (465 words)

  
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ISLAMABAD: Over half-a-dozen ruling party MNAs from the Punjab, including three ministers, clashed in the National Assembly on Thursday over the demand for Seraiki and Potohari provinces amid a disclosure by MNA Farooq Azam Malik that he was receiving threatening calls from secret agencies for seeking a separate province for the Seraiki-speaking people.
He said the best course would be to give rights to Seraikis by announcing a separate province for 40 million people or restore the old Bahawalpur state.
Seraiki MNA Sardar Bahadur Khan Sihar, in his speech, furthered the cause of Seraiki people.
www.thenews.com.pk /print3.asp?id=2935   (550 words)

  
 Jehad and ethnic oppression (Interview with Abdul Majed Kanjoo, Seraiki National Party Chief)
Under the aegis of Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement (PONM), Seraikis, Sindhis, Baluchs and Pashtoons have been struggling for a new constitution of Pakistan according to 1940 resolution so that they get their fundamental rights, deprived to them since the Constituent Assembly was held in 1970.
In an exclusive interview Seraiki National Party (SNP) chief Abdul Majed Kanjoo said: “Pakistan is being run without any constitution and negates democratic and human values.
About 50 millions Seraikis in Pakistan who are the most oppressed nation, excluding 30 million in India who migrated from their homeland at the time of partition, are cut off from their roots.
www.hvk.org /articles/0805/173.html   (1006 words)

  
 Green Left - PAKISTAN: Oppressed national groups struggle for autonomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Seraikis believe they comprise 60% of Punjab's population, but they were not officially recognised as having a distinct language until recent years; Seraiki has been categorised as a dialect of Punjabi.
The Seraikis were not counted as a separate people in Pakistan's census.
The Seraikis are worse off under this arrangement, said Kanjoo, because they have not been entitled to their own province.
www.greenleft.org.au /2002/492/28297   (750 words)

  
 tribuneindia... World
ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 — In a development of far-reaching consequence, a nationalist conference of Sindhis, Pushtoons, Balochs and Seraikis in Pakistan has resolved to stand unitedly against the domination of Punjabis and vowed to “snatch” their rights and threatened that Pakistan might collapse if they were not given equal rights.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 (PTI) — In a development of far-reaching consequence, a nationalist conference of Sindhis, Pushtoons, Balochs and Seraikis in Pakistan has resolved to stand unitedly against the domination of Punjabis and vowed to “snatch” their rights and threatened that Pakistan might collapse if they were not given equal rights.
The conference issued a joint statement termed as “Islamabad declaration” in which Pakistan was described as a “multinational country” comprising five nations of Punjabis, Sindhis, Balochs, Pushtoons and Seraikis, and demanded that all of them should be autonomous and sovereign and referred to as states.
www.tribuneindia.com /1998/98oct06/world.htm   (3133 words)

  
 Punjab not giving Seraikis their rights: Ponam -DAWN - National; November 18, 2001
He said that 40 per cent Seraiki nation was living in Punjab but the government had not been giving them their rights.
He said the Seraiki were deprived of their state in 1954 and it was merged into Punjab province and all the rights of the Seraiki state were usurped.
Mr Shah said that the Seraiki and Khairpur states would be revived according to their previous geography.
www.dawn.com /2001/11/18/nat24.htm   (205 words)

  
 Demographics of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pukhtuns are the second-largest group at roughly 15.42%, followed by Sindhis at 14.1%.
Seraikis, a group seen as transitional between Punjabis and Sindhis, make up 10.53% of the population.
Punjabi is spoken by almost 60% of the population in Pakistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demographics_of_Pakistan   (2656 words)

  
 Seraiki people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is, how ever, important to notice that almost 36% of sindhis are baloches whose over whelming majority speaks siraiki.
The Sirakis maintain that they have a separate language and culture, whilst some Punjabis view Seraiki as merely a dialect of Punjabi.
This was resisted by the Siraikis and the plan was eventually shelved.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seraikis   (376 words)

  
 HYDERABAD: Seraikis support movement -DAWN - Local; June 30, 2003
They, however, made it clear that the two parties would certainly launch a struggle in the Seraiki belt, and added that the Thal canal project would have to be rejected to save the federation.
Hameed Asghar Shaheen claimed that before the construction of the barrages, 175 MAF water was available in the Indus River but due to different water schemes launched by the rulers, Sindhi and Seraiki people were facing an acute shortage of water.
He criticized the utterances of the Punjab irrigation minister, Aamir Sultan Cheema, who has branded Sindhis as “the agents of the Hindu lobby,” and added that the entire administration was trying to protect Mr Cheema.
www.dawn.com /2003/06/30/local22.htm   (312 words)

  
 ISOLATION
These maps were printed in newspapers across the country and thus an attempt was made to present Mohajirs as anti-Pakistan and secessionists.
The purpose was to create hatred in the minds of all patriot Punjabis, Pakhtoons, Sindhis, Baloch, Seraikis and Kashmiris and every other Pakistani against the MQM by presenting the party as a terrorist outfit whose supporters were hell bent upon breaking the country.
Why would the patriot Punjabis, Pakhtoons, Sindhis, Baloch, Seraikis and Kashmiris support the Mohajirs and their representative political party, the MQM, and raise their voice condemning the State brutalities against the Mohajirs and MQM, when they are being fed stories showing the Mohajirs and the MQM as enemies of Pakistan and anti-State villains.
www.mqm.org /3ps-isolation.htm   (1290 words)

  
 Brujula.Net - Your Latin Stating Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Seraikis are a people in the southern areas of Pakistani
The Seraikis are based mainly in the former
Zia al Haq took power in a coup of Pakistan.
www.brujula.net /english/wiki/Seraikis.html   (303 words)

  
 Open World - Thursday, February 16, 2006 Entries
This army in turn caters to a sizeable amount of the Pak GDP and fills the coffers of the Punjabi generals.
is anathema to the minorities comprising of the Sindhis, Balochis, Seraikis and the Pushtoons.
The fact that Seraiki is more widely spoken than Urdu does not count as Seraiki is not even recognized as an official language.
o3.indiatimes.com /openworld/archive/2006/02/16.aspx   (719 words)

  
 Pakistan: Army within army
To understand why, instead of riding the horse, the General finds himself caught in the tentacles of an octopus, one has to focus on certain aspects of the Pakistani society and state.
The Punjabis constitute 48.2 per cent of Pakistan's population followed by the Pakhtuns (13.1 per cent), the Sindhis (11.8 per cent), the Seraikis (southern Punjabis -- 9.8 per cent), the Mohajirs (7.6 per cent), the Baluchis (4.2 per cent) and others (5.3 per cent).
Seventy per cent of the officers and other ranks in the armed forces are Punjabis and Seraikis, 28 per cent Pakhtuns and only two per cent come from the remaining ethnic groups.
www.hindu.com /businessline/2000/07/04/stories/040455ju.htm   (1389 words)

  
 Differences between Pakistan and India
All languages of Pakistan are written in the Perso-Arabic script, with significant vocabulary derived from Arabic and Persian.
Punjabi, Seraiki, Sindhi, Pashto, Urdu, Balochi, Kashmiri, etc. are the languages spoken in Pakistan.
While the racial features of each ethnic group are not uniform, Pashtuns are the most Caucasoid, followed by Kashmiris, Baluchis, north Punjabis, and then Sindhis, Seraikis, Urdu-speakers, etc. The Australoid-Negroid and Mongoloid racial elements are quite infused within the dominant Caucasoid genes among Pakistanis, however there are some that have retained their distinct racial characteristics.
www.geocities.com /pak_history/differences.html   (1186 words)

  
 2004: Qualified Gains against Terror
Clearly, states that have sought strategic gains in the terrorist enterprise are finding the undertaking increasingly unprofitable, though it is far from clear that they have the power, the capacity or the intent to put the genie back in the bottle.
The rumblings of a new source of dissent, the Seraikis of South Punjab, have also been more audible, and if instability continues to mount in the country, this could well be another locus of dissident violence and state repression in the foreseeable future.
With both the Maoists (the Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist, CPN-M) and the state Forces dramatically escalating violence after the breakdown of the ceasefire and the 'peace negotiations' in August 2003, year 2004 registered an increase in total fatalities in Nepal as well (2004: 2451; 2003: 2105).
www.kashmirherald.com /featuredarticle/2004gains.html   (1946 words)

  
 Forgotten Sheikh Badin :: Khyber.ORG
Amongst the inhabitants of Paniala, Marwats constitute the bulk of the population.
There are also a small number of Seraikis, and members of a tribe unique to this area only known as the Brhach’s, though most of them are now absorbed into the Marwats.
Legend has it that a saint named Gulani Faqir or Haji Baba came to this desolate place in the midst of the desert and found a people much more devout than those in the nearby areas.
www.khyber.org /places/sheikhbadin.shtml   (1207 words)

  
 World Sindhi Institute
He declared that unless the rule of Islamabad was put to an end and the rights of provinces were recognized, exploitation of smaller provinces would continue.
Mr Asfandyar Wali assured the Sindhi people that they were not alone in their struggle against the Kalabagh dam as Pukhtuns, Balochs and Seraikis stood behind them.
The ANP leader said he had made it clear to General Musharraf that Kalabagh dam and Pakistan could not coexist and he had to choose one of them.
www.worldsindhi.org /relatedpress/2005/23dec05.html   (535 words)

  
 Pakistan The army within the army
To understand why, instead of riding the horse, the General finds himself caught in the arms of an octopus, one has to focus on certain aspects of the Pakistani society and state.
The Punjabis constitute 48.2 per cent of Pakistan’s population followed by the Pakhtuns (13.1 per cent), the Sindhis (11.8 per cent), the Seraikis (southern Punjabis 9.8 per cent), the Mohajirs (7.6 per cent), the Balochis (4.2 per cent) and others (5.3 per cent).
The majority of the Punjabi officers come from the feudal families of the Punjab, the bastion of feudalism.
www.assam.org /2000/6/pakistan_the_army_within_the_arm.htm   (1410 words)

  
 Daily Times - Site Edition [Printer Friendly Version]
There are large numbers of Seraikis and the Baloch in southern Punjab, the Baloch in western Sindh (not to mention Mohajirs in its urban centres), Pakhtuns in northern Balochistan (besides Brahuis and Makranis in the south and west) and Hindkos in northeastern NWFP.
The south of Punjab is inhabited by Seraikis, who constitute 10 percent of Pakistan’s population; the north of Balochistan is Pakhtun-dominated; the Hazara division of NWFP is populated by Hindkos; and Karachi is a predominantly “Mohajir” city.
Given this demographic dispersion and the scourge of ethnicity-based provincialism, as well as the requirements of better administration and autonomy, it is time to decentralise and restructure the federation by creating many more provinces.
www.dailytimes.com.pk /print.asp?page=2006\07\06\story_6-7-2006_pg3_5   (1276 words)

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