Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for all official engagements to be held in Urdu, with an purpose to offer due respect to the national language and promote the same, according to a recent notification.
“The prime minister has been happy to desire that henceforth all of the programmes events/ceremonies, organized for the prime minister, shall be conducted in the national (Urdu) language,” a communique issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.
It added that: “Further necessary action to implement the above directions of the prime minister shall be taken by all concerned accordingly.”
Moreover, the PM was quoted as saying that he was “dedicated to promoting and giving due respect to the national language.”
In September 2015, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered adopting Urdu because the official language at all government departments.