ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: For enforcement of Urdu as official language at government offices, simple and easy words should be used so that the common people can understand it easily.
This was stated by Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday while chairing the second meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Enforcement of Urdu as official language.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Irfan Siddiqui and Secretary IB&NH Saba Mohsin Raza.
The minister said that the government was committed for enforcement of the Urdu language and would take steps to remove all hurdles in its way.
He called for avoiding difficult words and expressions, and asked for using simple and familiar Urdu words while translating from English.
The meeting reviewed the implementation status of the immediate measures approved by the Prime Minister and discussed the progress on the decisions of the first meeting of the committee.
The meeting decided to invite the secretaries of various ministries in the next sitting so that they can apprise about the status of implementation and the problems faced by their respective ministries in this regard.
It was also decided that the committee would meet every week in future to complete its recommendations as early as possible.
The next meeting of the committee would be held on November 24.