[lg policy] Pakistan NA panel supports commission on languages

Ayaz Ahmed ayazmardan at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 14 08:48:15 UTC 2014

*ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel has called for the formation of a
national language commission to develop criteria for giving national
language status to all major languages spoken in the country.*

A meeting of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information,
Broadcasting and National Heritage presided over by Marvi Memon of the
PML-N on Thursday adopted a resolution for setting up the commission. The
commission will protect and promote mother tongues of Pakistan, giving them
the national language status to enhance inter-provincial harmony.

Azhar Jadoon, Talal Chaudhry, Gulam Bibi Barwani, Syed Ahmed Ali Shah, 11
other lawmakers and language experts attended the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the history and importance of
Pakistan's mother tongues, their national language status and their role in
creating inter-provincial harmony.

In the resolution, the lawmakers appreciated the importance of the
country's major mother tongues like Balochi, Balti, Brushaski, Brahui,
Hindko, Khowar, Kashmiri, Pahari, Pashto, Punjabi, Seraiki, Shina and
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Ayaz Ahmad
Lecturer in English,
Department of English,
Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan.
Ph.D. Research Scholar,
Area Study Centre (Russia, China & Central Asia),
University of Peshawar.
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