The indexing services have always helped the researchers in not just finding the relevant literature but also in quickly browsing it. With the technological revolution in the world, while on the one hand the pace of the creation of new knowledge has increased, on the other hand, with the digital indexing and search tools, locating relevant work has also become possible. However, this requires a lot of effort on the part of the editors of any indexing service. I congratulate Dr. Abdullah Jan Abid on establishing the indexing agency for research journalsin Pakistani languages. The Index of Research in Pakistani Languages and Literature (IRPLL), as a joint venture of the AIOU and the HEC was crucial because research in out local languages is still in its embryonic phase and to keep it systematic, the IRPLL will play its significant role.
Professor Dr. ZiaUl-Qayyaum
Vice Chancellor, AIOU
Dr. Abdullah Jan Abid
Chairman, Department of Pakistani Languages,