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    Present Condition Of English Language In Pakistan

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Taliban entered Pakistan as migrants on condition they would disavow militancy: Aizaz Chaudhry

    The newly-appointed ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry, on Thursday said that the Taliban had entered Pakistan as migrants, who had been told to steer clear of militant activities if they wanted to stay in the country...

    The unrest in Afghanistan will not be allowed to infiltrate into Pakistan," Chaudhry said, when asked for a comment on the supposed distinction between "the good and the bad" Taliban...

  • Pakistan has come out of toughest economic condition: PM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday emphasised the need to utilise digital media tools to portray the positive image of Pakistan as well as Islam, besides spreading the voice of oppressed people of India-held Kashmir across the globe...

    Talking to the delegation, Mr Khan said the country had come out of the toughest economic condition with the reduced fiscal deficit and revival of the investors’ confidence...

  • 2nd Test: Pakistan maintain stronghold despite English resistance

    DUBAI: Pakistan grabbed three key wickets including the key scalp of Alastair Cook to sense victory in the second Test against England after Younis Khan smashed a century in Dubai on Sunday...

    Pakistan will need another seven wickets to force a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after Younis's brilliant 118 helped them set a daunting 491-run target for England...

  • Pakistan will present evidence from Badaber attack to Afghanistan: Rashid

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said Pakistan will provide evidence from Friday's Badaber PAF camp attack to the Afghan government, Radio Pakistan reported...

    The announcement comes two days after over a dozen armed men stormed a PAF camp in Peshawar, killing 29 people including a captain of the Pakistan Army and officials of the Pakistan Air Force...

  • Pakistan envoy to present Trump credentials tomorrow

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s new ambassador to the United States will present his credentials to President Donald Trump on Friday as relations between the two allies once again show signs of improvement...

    In March, the PML-N government appointed Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, an investment banker, as Pakistan’s new ambassador to the United States, replacing former foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary...

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