Punjab Government created 35 Saraiki lecturer posts in Colleges
LAHORE (Tuesday, June 14, 2011) – In a major policy decision, the Punjab government has created 35 posts of lectures in the subject of Saraiki in three divisions of south Punjab, it is learnt.
The subject will be introduced at Higher Secondary School (Intermediate) level from the next academic session and initially 35 colleges of three divisions, namely Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan, will offer the new subject.
Sources privy to the development said the subject of Saraiki was earlier offered at graduation level only and that too in only two colleges of Multan districts while at the post-graduation level, it was being offered at the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, and the Islamia University, Bahawalpur (IUB), etc. They said the move was aimed at addressing grievances of southern belt of Punjab where the demand for a separate province was becoming intense with the passage of time. The demand for a separate province was also highlighted by many parliamentarians in the Punjab Assembly recently.
The elected representatives have been voicing their concerns that the Saraiki belt has not received the attention it deserved, especially in terms of development projects. The incumbent Punjab government claims to give priority to the south Punjab and the fresh move was being seen a step in this direction.
It is also pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and many other political stalwarts, including those from Punjab ruling hierarchy, belong to southern districts of the province.
The colleges in DG Khan where the seats for Saraiki lecturers have been created are Govt Degree College for Boys, Block-17, DG Khan, Govt Girls Degree College, Model Town, DG Khan, and Govt College for Boys, Taunsa Sharif, DG Khan. The colleges of Bahawalpur are Govt Post Graduate College, Baghdad Road, Govt Degree College (Women), Satellite Town, and Govt Degree College (W), Dubai Mahal Road.
The colleges of Multan district are Govt Willayat Hussain Islamia Degree College, Govt Alamdar Hussain Islamia Degree College, Govt Millat Degree College, Govt College of Science, Govt College Civil Lines, Govt College (W) Mumtazabad, Govt Degree College (W) Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Govt Degree College (W) Chungi No 14, Govt Degree College (W) Chungi No 6, Govt Degree College (W) Masoom Shah Road, Govt Zainab Degree College (W) and Govt Degree College, Shujabad. The colleges of Vihari district are Govt Post Graduate College and Govt Post Graduate College for Women while those of Khanewal district are the Govt Degree College and Govt College for Women. The selected colleges of district Lodhran are Govt Degree College and Govt Degree College for Women while others include Govt Degree College and Govt Degree College for Women (Rajanpur), Govt Degree College and Govt Degree College for Women (Layyah), Govt Post Graduate College and Govt Post Graduate College for Women (Muzaffargarh), Govt Post Graduate College and Govt Post Graduate College (Bahawalnagar). The college of Rahimyar Khan district are Govt Post Graduate College, Kanpur, Govt Kh Farid College and Govt College for Women.