PESHAWAR, 11 July: Federal government has submitted a plan for the promotion of Urdu before the Supreme Court, suggesting that all the officials, including prime minister and president will deliver speeches in Urdu within and outside the country.

The report was submitted before a three-member bench of the SC presided over by Justice Jawwad S Khwaja, conducting hearing in a case vis-à-vis declaring Urdu as official language. The report also stated that as per the notification issued by the prime minister all the utility bills, official websites, licenses and passports would also have an Urdu version along with the English script.

The federal government informed the apex court that this process would take three months. In the next phase, the federal government said, side by side with the signboards written in English language separate signboards in Urdu language would also be erected at hospitals, courts, educational institutes and banks so that less educated people can also read them. Next hearing in the case has been fixed for 22nd August.

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