ANP chief links nation’s development with promotion of mother languages
PESHAWAR: Central President of Awami National Party (ANP), Asfandyar Wali Friday highlighted the importance of mother languages for development of a nation and said that ANP during its tenure successfully completed various projects aiming at promotion of regional dialects.
In a message issued on the eve of Mother Language Day, he said that promotion of mother languages is vital for development of a nation, adding educating children in their mother language would help in materializing the dream of progress besides enhancing innate capabilities of students.
Asfandyar Wali said that ANP during its tenure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took various steps to promote regional languages including basic script completion of five languages including Pashto, Hindko, Seraiki, Kohistani and Kohwar.
He said that ANP established Regional Languages Authority, constituted a committee for the protection thirty mother languages and to define grammar and composition associated with these languages.
The committee that was headed by renowned writer, Pervaish Shaheen, completed the script of five languages in a short period of eighteen months.
He said that during ANP government KP Textbook Board also completed Pashto language curriculum of class 1 to 10 with the cooperation of Director Curriculum and Teachers Education. – APP