Pakistan issues a Bill amending Constitution and granting official status to four regional languages

By Ijaz Kakakhel, 11 May 2017
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Photo credit: vijaysharma88001/Flickr
Pakistan Senate's Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Wednesday passed "The Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2016" granting status of national language to four regional languages: Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Balochi. All these languages, along with Urdu, will be now indicated in Article 251(1) of the Constitution of Pakistan. In a later phase of the Constitution review process, there are plans to propose a similar bill seeking granting national status to Balochi, Balti, Brohvi, Punjabi, Pashto, Shina, Sindhi and Seraiki.
Read the full article here: Daily Times Pakistan


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