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    English Language Importance In Pakistan New Season

  • KP govt seems oblivious to importance of mother language

    PESHAWAR: Only Pakhtun nationalist political parties observed the International Mother Language Day in the province while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government seemed unaware of the importance of the day...

    They demanded that Pashto, spoken by majority of people in Khyber Pakthunkhwa, should be promoted as official, educational, judicial and financial language of the province...

  • KP primary schoolteachers to be trained in English language

    PESHAWAR: The elementary and secondary education department has planned to train 83,000 primary schools teachers to use English as the medium of instruction...

    The relevant officials told Dawn on Tuesday that scores of primary schoolteachers had been struggling to do duty since the medium of instruction was changed from Urdu to English two years ago...

  • Punjab Notes: An English medium school’s definition of foul language

    An English medium school in Sahiwal, run and owned by an apparently educated politician’s family, provides us with a new mind-blowing description of what constitutes foul language that unmistakably shows us why our education system is in an abysmal state despite all the tall claims of businessmen-turned-educators...

    The school’s circular, dated 22-08-2016, addressed to the parents of its students which surfaced recently on social...

  • Uber says thousands of London drivers threatened by English language test

    Tens of thousands of London private hire drivers could lose their licenses due to new English reading and writing requirements, taxi app Uber said on Tuesday at the start of a court battle to halt the plans...

    Uber launched legal action in August after public body Transport for London (TfL) said that drivers should have to prove their ability to communicate in English, including to a standard of reading and writing which Uber says is...

  • Decolonising English language poetry

    The process of nativisation of English language writing in India had started even before the Partition through writers and poets like Raja Rao, Sarojini Naidu and Tagore and that continued after the creation of new states...

    The poets like Nissim Ezekiel and A K Ramajuman made their contributions right after the Partition for decolonisation of English language and the poets from later generations like Arun Kolatkar, Dom Moraes, Kamala...

  • Covid-19 pushes English cricket season back until July

    ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said the plan was to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the English season to give the best chance of play...

    ”Under the plans, nine rounds of fixtures will be lost in the four-day County Cha­m­pionship season, but time slots for red-ball and white-ball cricket will remain in a revised schedule...

  • A history of slander — Good language vs. bad language

    But, bear in mind that fighting in Afghanistan for a just cause on the behest of Pakistan does not mean the same thing as fighting in Pakistan on the behest of foreign powers...

    So, obviously, blowing up things by them becomes an equally just thing to do; whereas when BT do the same in Pakistan, it is certainly not the same thing...

  • New discoveries increase importance of ancient site in Swat

    MINGORA: The archaeologists claimed to have made new discoveries at Bazira, known in Classic sources as one of the cities besieged by Alexander the Great, in Barikot Swat...

    The new discoveries that belong to late Bronze/Iron Age, some 1200 BCE, attest that the city was a fortified large settlement in protohistoric times...

  • Pakistan envoy stresses importance of ties with US

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States has stressed the need for strengthening ties with Washington as a US delegation heads to Islamabad this week for talks on bilateral relations...

    “It’s in Pakistan’s interest to strengthen ties with the United States...

  • Delegation of US Senators meets Sartaj, highlight Pakistan's regional importance

    Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy Jonathan Pratt was also present at the meeting where the two sides discussed Pak-US ties, matters of regional importance, peace in Afghanistan and the US' role in the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG)...

    Stressing the importance of Pakistan in regional stability, McCain added, "Pakistan's role is important for peace and stability in Afghanistan...

  • Cannot deny the importance of Trump's statement on Pakistan in India: FM Qureshi

    Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the importance of US President Donald Trump's statement during his visit to India — in which he said that the US has a "very good relationship" with Pakistan — cannot be denied...

    A day earlier, US President Donald Trump, while addressing a packed rally in Ahmedabad after his arrival in India on Monday, said the United States has "a very good relationship" with Pakistan...

  • India unveil six new Test venues for new home season

    NEW DELHI: Often accused of not taking cricket's longest format seriously, India unveiled six new Test venues on Thursday and announced a busy 2016-17 home season when they will play 13 Tests against four visiting teams...

    “I welcome the new Test venues hosting this prestigious format of cricket and their arrival will take Test match cricket to every corner of the country,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur said...

  • The Aleph Review: new journal of Pakistani writings in English

    There have always been abundance of literary journals in Urdu literature in Pakistan but the case with such journals for writings in English has been quite opposite...

    These journals are making sure the literary scene for English language writers is no more bleak, given the fact that publishing an English language book in Pakistan is anything but plain sailing...

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