Explainer: 1. Jinnah didn’t say Urdu would be the national language but the state language. 2. He said East Pakistan was free to adopt Bengali as its provincial language. 3. India doesn’t have 22 “national” languages. Indian constitution makes Hindu the official language. Cont..
Erratum Hindi not Hindu. 22 languages are protected languages in India and all languages and scripts in Pakistan are preserved as a fundamental right in Pakistan. 4. Bengali was one of the two official languages till 1971. 5. Urdu became the national language in 1973.
Finally while all provinces can and should have their languages and scripts - a fundamental right under the Pakistani constitution- the state/official languages can only be English and Urdu for the simple reason: a state language should be understood in all provinces.

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5 Sep 18
Pakistan owes so much to Ahmadis, whether you want to admit it or not. Jinnah depended on them so much during creation of the country. And it was the Ahmadis who were always there, first on the scene the Furqan Battalion in Kashmir. It was an Ahmadi who got you UN Resolutions con
It was an Ahmadi who founded Pakistan's space program and laid the basis for nuclear physics in the country. It was an Ahmadi who was the leading economic planner for Pakistan at the time that the economy grew at 7 or 8 percent.
It was an Ahmadi general who died in battle for Pakistan. An Ahmadi who became the first president of Azad Kashmir. Pakistan owes Ahmadis everything. Everything good about Pakistan has an Ahmadi's contribution. Shame on those idiots who are attacking Atif Mian.
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