Mehr Abdul Haq

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Mehr Abdul Haq (Urdu: مہر عبدالحق) was a linguist from Pakistan. He was born in Layyah, British India in 1915.[1]

Education and career[edit]

After completing his education he joined education department where he worked on different posts. He retired in 1970. He got his PhD degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in “Multani Zaban ka Urdu se taaluq”. He was a Saraiki linguist, research scholar, critic and a historian. He was also an expert on Khwaja Ghulam Farid (Faridiat). He died in Multan in 1996 and is buried there.[1][2][3][4]


  • Translation of Quran in Saraiki
  • Multani Zaban ka Urdu se taaluq (Connecting relations between Urdu and Multani (Saraiki} language), Published in 1967[1]
  • Mazeed lisani tahqiqan (More linguistic research)
  • Lughat-I-Faridi (Dictionary of Khawaja Ghulam Farid) (A Saraiki folk poet)
  • Vision of Khawaja Farid-Past and present
  • Saraiki lok Geet (Saraiki folk songs)
  • Lalarian (Poetry in Saraiki language)
  • Hindu Sanmiat (Hindu mythology)
  • Multan ke badshah, namwar governor aur hamla aawar (Kings, governors and invaders of Multan)
  • Saraiki Zaban aur us ki hamsaya ilaqi zabaneen
  • Saraiki zaban de qaeday, qanoon (Rules and regulations of Saraiki language)

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Rauf Parekh (16 September 2013). "The jury is still out on when, where and how Urdu was born". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  2. ^ Tariq Rahman. "Linguistic In Pakistan". Academy of the Punjab in North America (APNA) website. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ Re-Thinking Punjab: The Construction of Saraiki Identity GoogleBooks website, Retrieved 29 May 2019
  4. ^ Tariq Rahman (Spring 1995). "The Saraiki Movement in Pakistan" (PDF). John Benjamins Publishing Company. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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