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A Petition for National Languages in Pakistan

(This is a petition on the behalf of the people of Pakistan to demand national language status for Punjabi, Pushto, Sindhi, Siraiki and Balochi)

Considering that:

- Pakistan came into being in 1947 on the basis of the Lahore Resolution (also called Pakistan Resolution) that stated that вthe constituent units shall be autonomous and sovereignв;

- A majority of the people in the lands and the areas that formed Pakistan supported the Pakistan resolution believing that they will have right to self-rule and complete authority to preserve and promote their linguistic, social, cultural, political and economic rights;

- Those dreams were shattered when the Establishment in the newly born country denied the genuine rights of the вconstituentв units. They imposed on them the so-called Indo-Muslim culture ignoring and rejecting the cultures of the indigenous people;

- The Establishment through nefarious designs made Pakistan a distinct country with a national language that was not a mother language in any of the federating units. In other words none of the languages of the federating units was declared as the national language of the new country. It created sense of deprivation and alienation among the people of Pakistan;

- The situation worsened when demands for the national language status for Bengali were denied in the early years. It is generally agreed that the seeds of the dismemberment of Pakistan were sown on 21st February 1952 when protestors demanding the national language status for their mother language were fired upon and several people were killed and injured;

- As a direct result of the ruthless and unjust policies, the country dismembered in 1971. It is unfortunate that the Establishment has not learnt any lesson and is still continuing with the same oppressive policies against the indigenous people, their languages and cultures.

Also considering that:

- The denial of the national language status to the languages of the indigenous people is the denial of their historic, social, cultural, linguistic, political and economic rights and their national ethos and the heritage.

Recognizing that:

- Pakistan is a multi-national and multi-lingual country like many other countries of the world and it is in the interest of the stability and the harmony in the country that it recognizes the languages of its constituent/federating units. Such a step will strengthen the federation and give all its citizens a sense of participation in the country ending their alienation.

Also recognizing that:

- It is universally accepted that as a tool of education and communication, вthe mother language has a powerful role in the formation of the individual, and is the most powerful instruments of preserving and developingв peoplesв вtangible and intangible heritageв. Also mother language has been acknowledged as an important and precious element of the cultural heritage and identity of a community and a people. Thus giving recognition to the languages of the indigenous people in Pakistan would acknowledge tremendous creativity in those languages and the rich heritage of those people and their cultures.

The people belonging to the four вconstituentв units of Pakistan and their sympathizers all around the globe hereby demand that Punjabi, Pushto, Sindhi, Siraiki and Balochi в the languages of the indigenous people of Pakistan в be immediately declared as the national languages of Pakistan. This is the eternal right of the people of Pakistan and should be accorded to them without any further delay.

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  • 22 December 2015200. Asad A
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015199. Rahman Duke
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  • 07 November 2015198. Khalid Jamilm
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015197. Jamil S
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015196. Anil Kumarah
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  • 17 October 2015195. Professor Gulaghau
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 2015194. Fatima S
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2015193. Abdulrahman R
    This bill when and if passed will be a a major milestone in the history of our beloved nation Pakistan. The Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation (dba PakSEF Foundation, www.paksef.org) fully endorses this bill and urges Parliment to vote in favour
  • 08 September 2015192. Malhar M
    Sindhi
  • 25 August 2015191. Rubina G
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 2015190. Professor Nadeemjamalic
    I support this petition
  • 30 July 2015189. Fayaz S
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  • 27 July 2015188. Yashab T
    Yes every person should be given a right to speak any of the languages commonly used in Pakistan. At the same time Please do not forget the importances of those languages not mentioned in the pestition i.e Urdu and English.I wounder how a person can enjoy
  • 17 July 2015187. Kohsher A
    We strongly support Sindhi to be a National language of Pakistan and strongly support this petition.
  • 14 June 2015186. Noor Uli
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 2015185. Aziz N
    This is an eternal right of the Punjabi, Pushto, Sindhi, Siraiki and Balochi speaking people. These languages should be declared national languages of Pakistan.
  • 23 May 2015184. Valeed As
    I support this petition
  • 20 May 2015183. Professor Drrajabalim
    I support this petition
  • 11 May 2015182. Faheem S
    I support this petition
  • 05 May 2015181. Zulfiquar A
    I support this petition
  • 20 April 2015180. Shaukat B
    I agree
  • 11 April 2015179. Haq Nawazj
    a coercive step which has so far not been taken.
  • 26 March 2015178. Taimur R
    I support this petition
  • 18 March 2015177. Dr Iqbalam
    I support this petition
  • 18 March 2015176. Abdul Raufn
    I support this petition
  • 13 February 2015175. Mir Attamuhammadt
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2015174. Rashid A
    This is necessory for the sake of our language

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