ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday underscored the importance of national language for unity and solidarity of the nation.
He expressed these views during a briefing given to him by the National Language Promotion Department. The president said, “Urdu is our national, historical and literary asset and all-out efforts should be made to promote it in every field.”
He said that command of the English language is required to meet modern requirements but it should not be at the cost of ignoring the national language. The president emphasised that every citizen of Pakistan should play his or her due role in the development and promotion of the Urdu language.