IHC issues notices on Urdu language plea
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices to the federation, establishment secretary and law and justice secretary on a plea calling for declaring Urdu as the official language of the country.
A single-member bench of the IHC, of Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi, resumed hearing of a plea filed by Akram Chaudhry for declaring Urdu as the official language. The petitioner, Akram Chaudhry, pleaded the IHC that the government should ban English language in offices and declare Urdu as the official language in all official correspondence. In his argument the petitioner said that it was mentioned in the Constitution of 1973 that Urdu be declared as official language after 15 years but it could not be done. After hearing the case the single-member bench issued notices to the respondents and adjourned the hearing of the case till May 22.