December 6, 2023

Apex court seeks reply from govt: Making Urdu official language

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Apex court seeks reply from govt: Making Urdu official language

ISLAMABAD Sep 20,2021- The Supreme Court of Pakistan sought response from the federal government for not making Urdu the official language. Justice Umar Atta Bandial remarked that without the mother tongue and national language, we would lose our identity.

Justice Umar Atta Bandial heard a contempt of court petition in the Supreme Court seeking to make Urdu the official language.

During the hearing of the petition, the court said that the Supreme Court had ordered the introduction of Urdu as the official language in 2015, but the federal government had failed to implement Urdu as the official language.

The Supreme Court also sought reply from the Punjab government on the non-introduction of Punjabi language in the province and remarked that Article 251 of the Constitution mentions the local language along with the national language.

The court said that the court was also giving notice to the Punjab government for non-implementation of Punjabi language.

Justice Umar Atta Bandial in his remarks said that without mother tongue and national language we will lose our identity, in my opinion we should also learn Persian and Arabic languages.