The Supreme Court (SC) has referred a case pertaining to the promotion of the Punjabi language to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali for the constitution of a three-member bench for the problem.
While taking up a petition on Monday, Justice Amir Hani Muslim remarked, “The decision on the Urdu language came a few days earlier. It will take time to implement this verdict. The SC, however, has remarked in its verdict with regards to Urdu that provincial governments should discharge their legal and constitutional obligations for the promotion and publication of provincial languages.”
Justice Dost Muhammad Khan remarked, “The contempt of a court petition can be filed if the SC decision is not implemented in letter and spirit.”
The petitioner told the court that the Punjab government has done nothing for the implementation of Punjabi and other regional language. The court sent the case to the CJP recommending him to form a three-member bench.