The AfPak connection


July 01, 2010

MONMOUTH JUNCTION: This is with reference to Saba Imtiaz’s article “The AfPak connection” (June 26). It’s feels good to know that people are realising the importance of preserving languages. Pashtu is a poetic language, full of sweetness and depth. It’s important to protect and preserve our linguistic heritage. Many Pakistanis speak Pashtu, but it’s unfortunate that it’s not given the attention it merits. Pashtu deserves place in schools, colleges, courtrooms and other public places. All over the world, people have attained development by promoting their language. Some people argue that for progress’s sake, Pashtu should be put on the backburner, not realising their language moulds their identity and way of life. If their language is lost, their identity will perish. Therefore, it is important for Pakistani Pakhtuns to promote their language the way their brothers in Afghanistan do.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2010.

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