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  • 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...

  • Pakistan registers protest against Bangladesh's 'undiplomatic language'

    The Foreign Office summoned the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Islamabad on Thursday to register its protest against "the use of undiplomatic language" by Dhaka following a video controversy...

    On Wednesday, Bangladesh's foreign ministry had registered a protest with Pakistan's High Commissioner in Dhaka against a video posted on the Pakistan High Commission's webpage, saying that it reportedly "distorted historical facts" about...

  • Congress speaks Pakistan’s language, alleges BJP

    The Press Trust of India quoted a spokesman for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as responding by saying the Congress spoke the language of Pakistan...

    According to PTI, the BJP hit out, saying Congress was speaking Pakistan’s “language” instead of playing the role of a constructive opposition...

  • Afghanistan should avoid speaking language of Pakistan's enemies: Nisar

    QUETTA: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said the Afghan leadership should not speak in the language of Pakistan’s enemies since “the two brotherly countries had cordial relations...

    ”Addressing a press conference in Quetta, the interior minister said terrorist acts inside Pakistan were being planned and executed from Afghanistan, of which Pakistan had proof...

  • Contempt plea filed against govt for not using Urdu as official language

    ISLAMABAD: A lawyer on whose petition the Supreme Court handed down a judgement requiring the federal and provincial governments to use Urdu as official language has now complained that the federal government was not implementing the apex court’s Sept 8 judgement...

    Written in Urdu language, the one-page contempt of court petition argued that Prime Minister Nawaz Shreef did constitute a committee comprising Information Minister Pervez...

  • ‘Heritage Now’ opens at Alhamra: Experts discuss role of museums, identity and language domination

    LAHORE: Heritage Now, the festival to celebrate the cultural heritage of Pakistan, started here at Alhamra Art Centre on Saturday, offering myriad of attractions for the visitors, including panel discussions, talks, art activities and stalls of traditional merchandise and exhibitions...

    HERITAGE AND IDENTITY:In a session on Heritage and Identity, moderated by Risham Syed, Dr Tariq Rahman termed language a part of heritage which worked...

  • Chandio asks Imran to mind his language

    HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party-Parliamentarians (PPP-P) information secretary Maula Bux Chandio on Saturday advised Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan to adopt political attitude while dealing with other parties, and said hurling of abuses at opponents could not be appreciated...

    He warned that the PTI leader would be paid in the same coin if he didn’t stop using indecent language...

  • ‘Language is the carrier of cultures’

    Expanding on dispossessing history, he pointed out factors such as rewriting history, creating racial hierarchies, religious control and language...

    His view on the destruction of language [due to colonisation] struck a chord with the audience, especially the sentence, “Language is the carrier of cultures, library of ideas...

  • Footprints: Language under stress

    The renowned poet and writer was born in Lyari but did not fall in love with the language till he started teaching Islamic Studies at the University of Balochistan...

    He wanted people to understand and appreciate this language that no one seemed to be interested in anymore...

  • Epic quest to document ‘miracle’ of Hebrew language

    Called the Historical Dictionary Project at Israel’s Academy of the Hebrew Language, it will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars, writers and linguists...

    But it will also act as an anchor for Hebrew, the ancient language revived in spoken form in the 19th century after some 1,700 years...

  • Double-edged as any language

    “IN Urdu, the only language she [Anjum’s mother] knew, all things, not just living things but all things — carpets, clothes, books, pens, musical instruments — had a gender...

    But two words do not make a language...

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