Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan on 2.09.2000 by the Syndicate. The Center has undertaken four major projects at present. The Center hopes to serve the community, for whose benefit the university is committed and the region within which it is located, and provide a deeper understanding of its traditions, arts and crafts through the Saraiki Research Center. The Saraiki Research Center came into being after the university had considered different programs for the study of Pakistan, South Punjab and Multan [erstwhile division to Multan]. The name was chosen to give a wide range to the research activities of study within the Saraiki Research Center without extending its scope beyond the potential of the University. At present there are about 50% or more students and teachers within the University who can contribute to this ambitious project. The majority of teachers and students of the university are domiciled in the region (it is expected that this will always be trace for the B.Z.U) and, by involving them in questions and issues related to their environment and communities, it is hoped that the Center will facilitate and promote a sense of the relevance of the education the students are receiving. It should also serve to develop an atmosphere of research in various fields of study within the University.