International Mother Language Day: Urdu awaits official language status

Karachi: When the world is celebrating the International Mother Language Day on Saturday, Pakistanis still demand to make Urdu, the sole official language of the country.

The article 251 of the Constitution of Pakistan says the National language of Pakistan is Urdu, and arrangements shall be made for its being used for official and other purposes within fifteen years from the commencing day.

However, despite passage of four decades the government of Pakistan has still not made arrangements, as per its constitutional responsibilities, to make Urdu the official language of Pakistan and still English language is being used for official purposes.

Pakistanis demand from the government of Pakistan, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, to make Urdu as Pakistan’s sole official language without further wastage of time.

The theme of this year’s International Mother Language Day is “Inclusive Education through and with Language – Language Matters.”

International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999.

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