Seraikistan: Activists protest map deletion

He further said the map in which the Seraiki province is shown as a separate one from Punjab has a legal status now


News Desk June 30, 2015
Quaid-i-Azam University Seraiki Council Chairman Khurram Niazi said they appreciate publishing the map of Seraikistan. PHOTO: FILE



Seraiki students, political workers, journalists and academicians have condemned Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif’s orders to delete the map of Seraiki province ‘Seraikistan’ from the  class eight geography textbook. While protesting in front of the National Press Club Islamabad on Sunday, they termed the political attitude of Punjab chief minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Mehmoodur Rashid as hostile towards Seraiki people and culture.


Senior Seraiki intellectual Dr Ahsan Wagha said the rulers of ‘Takht-e-Lahore’ exploit Seraikis from
time to time by encroachment of their lands and jobs thus depriving them from development opportunities.


He further said the map in which the Seraiki province is shown as a separate one from Punjab has a legal status now, and therefore action against the publishers or Punjab Curriculum and Text Book Board officials would be an illegal step.


Quaid-i-Azam University Seraiki Council Chairman Khurram Niazi said they appreciate publishing the map of Seraikistan and condemn its deletion on orders of Sharif.


Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2015. 

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