Mamnoon for promotion of Urdu as medium of instruction

KARACHI, Aug 16 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said
that Urdu be adopted as medium of instruction for the promotion of
education in the country.

Many of the people who had acquired education in Urdu excelled
more as compared to their contemporaries, he said speaking as chief
guest at the inaugural ceremony of ‘Masnad i Baba i Urdu Molvi
Abdul Haq’ here on Tuesday at the Governor House.

He said that the present government was working seriously for the
promotion of Urdu language and setting up of Baba e Urdu Chair
at the Federal Urdu University would prove to be very beneficial for
that purpose.

He pointed out that at present correspondence in many of the sections of the Presidency was being done in Urdu language and added .
that for the cause of Urdu many organizations were offering their services.

He paid tribute to Baba i Urdu, Molvi Abdul Haq for enriching
further the Urdu language.

Molvi Abdul Haq’s academic treasure has been preserved at the
library of the Anjuman i Tarraqi i Urdu, he said.

The President said that a great deal of benefit could be derived
from this wealth of information and knowledge after setting up of
the Baba i Urdu Chair.

He asked all those concerned to undertake a comprehensive
planning so that storage of knowledge and information could
be updated and enriched further and the process of enforcement of
Urdu be also speeded up.

The President said that the Baba i Urdu Chair not only proved
to be a mere academic activity, but also a big step towards
the realization of the objectives for the which Pakistan was created.

It will further strengthen Pakistan’s ideological, cultural and
its political identity in many ways as well.

The President said that Pakistan was facing international
cultural challenges and to face that successfully, it was essential that
the Pakistani nation should duly promote its rich culture, heritage and
civilization at every stage.

He said that the country was heading in the right direction
which it would result in rapid development in the country.

Governor Sindh, Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, Vice Chancellor of the
Federal Urdu University, Prof Dr Sulaiman D. Muhammad were also
present on the occasion.