Regional Languagues: ‘Sindhi should be given national status’

Government should move a language bill in parliament without any further delay.

Express May 20, 2011

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Culture Sassui Palijo has opposed the National Assembly (NA) standing committee on law and order’s rejection of the languages bill. “Those members who oppose the bill are not supposed to sit in the country’s parliament,” she said.

Palijo said that both land and languages are a “people’s real identity”. “If Sindhi can have a national status in India’s constitution then why can’t Sindhi, Punjabi, Balochi and Pushto be given the same status in our country.” The government should move a language bill in parliament without any further delay, she added.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 20th, 2011.

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Mirani | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend Agreed cent percent. Very Simple Rivers,coal,gas, Harapa, moen jo Daro, Pervaiz hoodboy, Atta ur Rehman, Qadeer khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, and many more living or non living all are assets of Pakistan. similarly mother tongues are real national assets of pakistan. All 8 languages proposed by Marvi Memon at National assembly must be declared as national languages, and steps must be taken to promote these languages at national level .
Watayo | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend It is a matter of great shame that thousands years old language is not given status of national language. Did Sindhi people struggle for separation of Pakistan to experience such gross violations. I hope Punjabi, Sindhi, Baluchi and Hindku and Serailki, and Pushto should be declared national languages of Pakistan.
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