SC seeks reply from govt for not making Urdu official language

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court sought a reply from the federal government for not making Urdu the official language.
A contempt of court petition seeking to make Urdu the official language was heard in the Supreme Court today.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked that without mother tongue and national language we would lose our identity. In my opinion we should also learn Persian and Arabic languages, he observed.
He remarked that the Supreme Court had directed back in 2015 to make Urdu an official language but the federal government had failed to implement the order.
The court sought a reply from the federal government for not making Urdu as the country’s official language.