[lg policy] Pakistan: President praises Air varsity team for promoting Urdu language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Mon May 22 11:00:57 EDT 2017

President praises Air varsity team for promoting Urdu language
May 20, 2017
Our Staff Reporter <http://nation.com.pk/Reporter/our-staff-reporter>

Islamabad -  President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday invited the Air University
team involved in the promotion and implementation of Urdu language and
applauded their efforts.

The Air University team headed by Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr
Wasima Shehzad presented the recommendation report and conference
proceedings held previous year for the promotion of Urdu language.

Prof. Dr Wasima Shehzad briefed some of the important recommendations of
the conference regarding language policy in official domains and in the
fields of education, media, law, medicine and military.

President Mamnoon Hussain directed his team to utilize this report as a
guiding framework for the implementation of Urdu and preservation and
promotion of all Pakistani Languages.

The air university team was also invited by the Senate’s Standing Committee
for Law and by Academy of Letters where the same report was presented.

Air University Faculty of Social Sciences held a policy dialogue to address
the concerns of the linguistics issues of Pakistan which quite often lead
to crises.

As a follow up, and keeping abreast with the linguistic scenario of
Pakistan, Faculty of Social Sciences, Air University in collaboration with
Higher Education Commission (HEC) also organized the Policy Dialogue on
Language of Pakistan on October 25-06, 2016.

The dialogue was unique of its kind as it engaged all the stake holders
including educationists, lawyers, judges, media persons, doctors,
bureaucrats, military persons and other officials.

Language experts from USA, Spain, Jordan, Algeria and Libya also
participated in this dialogue and gave their valuable input regarding
language planning and policy.

The dialogue was followed by two post conference publications including
Conference Proceedings and Recommendation Report.

These publications were shared with all the stakeholders including policy
makers in Government of Pakistan.

Akhtar Abbas and Prof. Wasima Shehzad have presented research papers based
on language planning and policy in Thailand and China.


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