Saraiki Waseb Development Organization (SWADO) is a project of independent volunteers, students, teachers, lawyers, journalists, farmers, and activists committed to literacy, development and social reforms in the Saraiki region of Pakistan.


There are three colours in the SWADO logo denoting three key features of the region:

1. Blue colour represents water, highlighting the fact that the Indus river has an integral relationship with the Waseb and the Saraiki people. The colour also denotes the peaceful and reconciliatory nature of the Saraiki people.

2. Yellow colour represents soil including desert which is a key feature of the Waseb. The colour also denotes the fact that the area is rich in mineral resources (e.g., gas, oil, metals) and also in solar energy.

3. Green colour represents agriculture which is the mainstay of the Waseb’s economy. The colour also represents the affiliation of the people of this region with the Sufi (mystic) tradition of Islam.

Saraiki language and region

For those with no knowledge about this language, Saraiki is one of the most widely spoken language in Pakistan and the first language of about 20 million people in the subcontinent. It has a very rich culture and is the representative language of the Indus Valley Civilization.

According to official statistics (published by the CIA Factbook on Pakistan 2010) the following is the ethnic composition of Pakistan: Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28%. There are however certain important definitional issues with the current census (e.g., the way Saraiki is treated as a part or dialect of Punjabi).

The main Saraiki speaking areas in the Punjab province are Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan and some parts of Sargodha division. Saraiki is also spoken widely in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan. It has many sweet dialects and is considered as the language of love.

A significant number of Saraikis also reside in India, with most concentrated in the state of Punjab, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The Saraikis maintain that they have a separate language and culture, but their language is often viewed as a dialect of Sindhi or Punjabi. While the majority of Saraikis follow Islam, a few also follow Hinduism and Sikhism.

Mission of SWADO
By articulating and actively promoting the interests and rights of citizens at all socio-economic levels creating an enabling environment for equal rights and access to equal opportunities.


The SWADO is working towards building human development and peaceful society, where rights of all members of the Saraiki society are respected.

The organization aims to put its efforts to make Saraiki region a discrimination and exploitation free area and developed human society. The organization strives to gear its programs and energies towards this goal.

  • To raise awareness on the principles of fundamental freedoms, non-discrimination, and international human rights Instruments.
  • To work for communal harmony at all levels by citing and promoting indigenous models of peaceful co-existence rooted in our history and culture
  • To proactively work for the promotion of literacy and work for the recognition of Education as a Right
  • To work for women empowerment


I. To foster and support activities for integrated and self-reliant and long term development in Waseb to benefit the disadvantaged (women, children, indigenous, minorities, laborers etc) in particular and the whole society in general.

II. To support and strengthen voluntary organizations, working through a participatory process of development to resound the needs of their communities. So that they can live up to the universally accepted standards of human rights.

III. To build linkage among voluntary organizations and community groups in the spirit of equal partnership and thus become an umbrella and channel organization for such groups.

IV. To generate support for development activities at the international, national, regional and local levels.

V. To supports grass roots organizations with a capability for devising, implementing and overseeing developmental projects and programs.

VI. To undertake, facilitate and encourage research and documentation for promoting effective dissemination of relevant information / data to the aforementioned bodies.

VII. To provide and conduct various types of training workshop, educational and other awareness programs appropriate to the needs of grass root organizations and NGOs.

Thematic Area

Advocacy, Agriculture, Children, Communication & Media, Culture, Development, Disaster Management, Drug Abuse, Ecology, Education, Environment, Equality and Equal Opportunity, Ethnic Harmony, Governance, Health, Human Rights, Law, Poverty Alleviation, Religious Harmony,  Research, Rural Development, Women, Youth

Demographic Focus

Saraiki region of Pakistan

Operational Areas

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: D.I. Khan,
Punjab: Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan
Sindh: Kashmore, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Shikarpur

Major Projects

1. Theme: Drought
Project Area: Cholistan

2. Theme: Literacy
Project Area: D.G. Khan, D.I.Khan

3. Theme: Diversity and Governance
Project Area: Multan

Research Projects

Poverty analysis
Theme: Survival Strategies of Poor Households

  1. ammarmahboob
    April 13, 2011 at 5:46 am

    salam, i am very happay to see this website. i am also a saraiki and want to do some work on this language. this site help me very much but i want to do more. will you me?

    • sam malik
      July 31, 2012 at 7:14 am

      Bro Face book te ao ty seraiksitan da page like kariju

  2. aamer khan
    May 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I m very happy to see this site.inshallah we go to progress ……………..inshallah
    allah help our saraiki wasaib

  3. aamer khan
    May 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    ishallah saraiki waseib go to progress

  4. December 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Dear Saraeki Brothers !
    I am a researcher, I am conducting a research regarding Conflict Management Styles. I recognize Saraeki as a separate nation (Qaum) from punjabis. I request you all my dear Saraeki Brother give your feed back to my research on line survey. So that I will be able to prove that Saraeki as a nation behave separably than pnajabis.
    Link to survey is

  5. Malik zubair lar
    December 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    slam to all saraiki brotherz…..
    i am a agrarian & we are runing a setup of saraiki students fedration in islamabad….we are so happy to see this site which thinks about the development of saraiki waseb…..if u need our assistance in any sort of problem than we are volentarilly present…….

  6. April 24, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should also pay a quick visit this website on regular basis to obtain updated from hottest news update.

  7. Farooq
    October 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    What is reason for not including Kashmor (Sindh) and saraiki areas of Balochistan in the map of proposed Suba Saraikistan (as given at this website)?

  8. Samir khan kakar
    December 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

    seraiki naslo….tumhara khuwab kabhi pura nahi hoga..na banega seraikistan or na tootay ga pakistan….pakistan zindabaad….

  9. Mazhar Zardari
    August 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Meku fakhar ye ta main Saraiki yan.
    Saraikistan zror thahsee.
    Mazhar Zardari froM nawabshah Sindh.

  10. Maarij Welfare Society Karampur.Chief Exective.Engineer Muhammad sajjad saqi
    December 7, 2014 at 6:08 am

    I want u become a part of SWDO as a volentir .in my city karampur district vehari.

  11. July 28, 2015 at 5:58 am

    I proude ON Saraikistan Map

  12. samir
    July 28, 2015 at 6:02 am

    qadeer, beghairat seraiki honay par fakhar kar raha hai>???tujh main sharm o haya nahi hai……

  13. Aslam khan balouch
    August 25, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Hello Saraiki bhai aap subh ko slam

  14. usman khan
    August 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    koi bata sakta hy ky sipple koam kun hy aur kahan say aie hy?

  15. May 25, 2016 at 9:22 am

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  16. Ahmad
    March 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Good job
    Publish saraiki poetry regarding unity that we lack !!

    • Pathan
      March 1, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      o seraiki ka bacha konsa poetry? punjab ka ya pher baloch ka…kionkay tum logo main tow ghairat hai hei nahi…kabhi baloch bantay ho or kabhi p unjabi..halankay tum log ho seraki

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