The department of Pashto was established in
1974 in the building of the Pakistan Study
Centre, University of Balochistan, Quetta.
The department of Pashto , department of
Brahvi and department of Balochi have
jointly started their programs under the
supervision of the Director Pak Study
The two prominent Pashto scholars , writers
, folklorist and well known Professors Wali
Mohammad Khan Sial Kakar and Professor Syed
Abid Shah Abid were the ever first founder
of this department .
Professor Wali Mohammad Khan Sial Kakar was
appointed as the first Chairman of this
department. Professor Sial Kakar served in
this department from the very beginning up
to 4th December,1998.After that
Mr. Nazar Mohammad Panezai Assistant
Professor was appointed as the Chairman of
this department and He worked on this post
till to his retirement ,( up to 31st
After that Dr. Nasrullah Jan Wazir has been
appointed as the Chairman of the department
from 1st Nove,2006 up to now.
The department produced its first batch of
Masters in 1979, producing outstanding
scholars who contributed a lot toward
Pashto language and literature .
The department extended admission facilities
to M.Phil / Ph.D in 1997 / 2004
respectively. Since 1997 Two Ph.D and Five
M.Phil scholars have been produced .While
One Ph.D and Nine M.Phil scholars are
enrolled in the department on various
The Department of Pashto have also started a
Bi-Annual and Bi-Lingual Research Journal
“TAKATOO” from January, 2009 which is
sponsored by Higher Education Commission
Islamabad and its recognition is in process.
DEPARTMENT OF PASHTO