HYDERABAD: The Sindh Language Authority (SLA) demanded signboards to be written in the Sindhi language. Sindhi road signs will then be put on the newly constructed and revamped roads in Hyderabad. “We don’t object to writing the signs in Urdu and English, but couldn’t tolerate that the Sindhi language was being ignored on signboards placed on roads named after eminent Sindhi literary figures,” said SLA’s chairperson Sarfaraz Rajar in a statement on Wednesday. SLA will celebrate its silver jubilee by holding a two-day conference on ‘Why Mother Tongues are not National Languages’ in Karachi from February 21, according to a press release issued by SLA on Thursday.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2016.