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Make Arabic compulsory not Pashto -letter

The KP government has decided to make Pashto a compulsory language in the educational institutions of the province. I beg to differ on this. Despite being from a basically Pashto speaking family settled in Chitral,  I would recommend we make Arabic compulsory instead of Pashto. By learning Arabic, we shall understand the meaning of our prayers and the words of the Quran and shall not be dependent on others to translate and interpret it for us which gives rise to many problems. What will we achieve by learning Pashto compared to learning Arabic?. I would rather recommend to make Arabic a compulsory language in all schools of the country including the English medium Schools. --(Bashir Hussain Azad, Chitral, 23 Sept 10


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