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Letter: Chinese Language compulsory but why not Balochi?

The government of Balochistan is considering to make the Chinese language compulsory in metric level and implemented plans_ firstly to launch the programme in Gwadar’s educational institutions later in the entire province. The China funds its language education programme and Chinese experts who know Urdu would get hand-in-hand for its promotion as a compulsory subject in Balochistan.

In fact, learning other’s language is very important for every individual but it does not mean to neglect our own language. As Balochistan’s own language (Balochi) is not a compulsory subject in the provincial institutions but we are interested in making other’s languages as compulsory in our institutions. 

Here multiple shockable questions arise that why aren’t we making our mother tongue language (Balochi) as a compulsory subject which is totally not being read in any institutions in Balochistan. Why are the other languages being given more properties instead of our own one in Pakistan? Don’t we have the right to learn and write our language at first instead of others? 

If Balochi language would remain same then it may be listed in endangered languages of the region.

Therefore, I humbly request to the government of Balochistan to make Balochi language as a subject in order to make our mother language alive and developed. I expect that the CM of Balochistan will take action on this issue for making Balochi as a subject in Balochistan. 

Shakeel Phullan, Turbat.

Published in The Balochistan Point on December 16, 2018

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this letter are those of the writer and The Balochistan Point not necessarily agrees with them.

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