Pakistan makes Mandarin one of its official languages


In a move that show’s China’s growing influence in Pakistan, the country has decided to make Mandarin as one of its official languages. A motion in this regard was approved in the Pakistani Senate on Monday. “In a short span of 70 years, Pakistan has flirted with promoting four languages that were not the mother tongue of many people in the country – English, Urdu, Arabic, and now Chinese — ignoring native languages,” Pakistan’s Ambassador to US, Hussain Haqqani wrote on Twitter. English and Urdu are the two other national languages. This decision has raised a few eyebrows as neither…

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