President Mamnoon stresses need to promote Urdu language

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that all institutions concerned should work for the promotion of national language by benefiting from international experiences.

While speaking at the presentation of Recommendations Report of International Dialogue to promote Urdu language organized under auspices of the Air University at the Aiwan-e-Sadr Islamabad on Tuesday, the president said that all developed nations have achieved progress by promoting their national language.

The president said that research and development work to promote Urdu in line with modern principles of linguistics should have started long before. He praised the recommendations and dialogue by the Air University for the preparation of recommendations.

President Mamnoon also said that attaining development in present era is not possible without achieving expertise in science and information technology but majority of the people have no access to modern education due to lack of understating of the foreign language. Therefore, it is imperative that modern sciences should be translated in our national language to enable people to have access to modern technology.

President Mamnoon Hussain directed the departments concerned to formulate recommendations for devising policy for promoting national language. He said that it would be a great service to the nation and Aiwan-e-Sadr will extend cooperation at every level in this regard.

The president called for highlighting the significance of all local languages spoken in the country to prevent them from becoming archaic. He also expressed appreciation on launching internet edition of Urdu dictionary as well as its spoken online edition.

The Secretary National History & Literary Heritage Division Engineer Amir Hasan, the Chairman National Language Promotion Department Iftikhar Arif, the Dean of Social Sciences of the Air University Dr. Wasima Shahzad and others were also present on the occasion.

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