LAHORE - The two-day international Punjabi conference has recommended that the new provinces in Pakistan must not be established on lingual basis.

The concluding session of the conference was attended by Principal Oriental College and Chairman Punjabi Department Dr Ismatullah Zahid, Dr Shahbaz Malik, Sardar J Taigh Singh Annant, Jameel Paal, Junaid Akram, Dr Naheed Shahid, Dr Nabeela Rehman, research scholars from across the  country and a large number of students.

The participants demanded that the mother language must be made compulsory up to the primary level. They demanded that parliamentarians be allowed to speak Punjabi language in Punjab Assembly. They demanded establishment of Punjabi department, creation of vacancies and appointment of relevant staff in the schools and colleges where Punjabi language was not being taught.

They demanded that advertisements must be issued to Punjabi newspapers and magazines while the quota must also be increased. Meanwhile, Punjab University Punjabi Department organized international mushaira at Oriental College. Prof Anwar Masood, Ikram Majeed, Aizaz Ahmed Azar, Nasreen Anjum Bhatti, Dr Younas Ahqar, Dr Inam ul Haq Javed, Ashok Kumar Khatri, Majid Husain Awan, Shafiq Qureshi, Amir Arshad, Dr Tahir Shaheed presented poetry while Dr Naheed Shahid conducted the stage.

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