Govt takes measures to implement Urdu as official language.


ISLAMABAD -- National Language Promotion Department (NLPD) has so far translated 3000 pages of various 56 ministries, divisions, departments and organizations in line with the Supreme Court decision regarding implementation of Urdu as official language.

According to an official source, the NLPD has also reviewed and standardized 3583 pages of various 28 ministries, divisions, departments and organizations.

As per the directives of the Supreme Court, the National History and Literary Heritage (NH and LH) Division communicated and initiated for the availability of the facility in Competitive Examination in Urdu with Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC).

Special written memorandum has been issued to all federal and provincial organizations regarding usage of Uniform Nastaleeq Script. The Ministry of Information and Technology has also ensured

the division about the availability of Urdu Language in E-AOffice Suit.

Listing the other steps, the official source revealed that the federal government has taken various initiatives in this regard positively to progress as per the decision of the Court.

The committee constituted for the implementation of the national language on September 1, 2015 consisting on the federal cabinet members was reconstituted on November 28, 2018.

The reconstituted committee consisted on Federal Minister for NH and LH Division, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood as Chairman while the members included Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecom, Mr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Federal State Minister for Climate Change, Ms. Zartaj Gul, Secretary, NH and LH Division.


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