achieved marks well into Level 3 or even Level 4 if they dealt with Punjabi and other regional
languages, although there was much repetition of radio, TV and newspapers in their answers.
Candidates should be aware that references to Urdu were irrelevant to this question and gained
Explains promotion of at least two languages including Punjabi.
produces a judgement or evaluation.
Punjabi is the local language of the Punjab. It was a popular language amongst the Sufi poets
who used it for their romantic folk poetry. These poems contributed greatly to the popularity
of Punjabi. After Independence, steps were taken for the promotion and development of the
language in other parts of the province. The Government has ensured its development by
giving support to those institutions who are using it. Sindhi was written in ‘Marwari’ and ‘Arz
Nagari’ was of writing which was subsequently changed into Arabic.
steps were taken to promote the language e.g. the Sindhi Literary Board was set up in 1948
which has printed many books and magazines in the language. Pushto literature was boosted
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