Karachi: The Jamshoro University has issued a notification to replace the national language at its signboards with English and Sindhi.
According to Dunya News, the university has issued directives to replace the national language with English and Urdu at signboards and buildings.
A notification to this effect was issued by the university registrar’s office. However, Jamshoro University Vice Chancellor Fateh Muhammad Burfat said that no such notification was issued.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the University of Sindh said that to replace Urdu language with English and Sindhi was out of question.
“Urdu is our language and we love it from the core of our heart. The university can’t even imagine ignoring the national language. We have an Urdu Department at the campus where education up to PhD level is imparted to students. Besides, Urdu language dominates most of the events organized at the campus in connection to the Independence Day, Defence Day and Pakistan Day,” said the spokesman.
“Buildings and signboards at the University of Sindh and its campuses are titled with three languages – English, Urdu and Sindhi,” he said, adding that all languages are given equal importance.
The spokesman went on to say that there was no linguistic different at the university and students from different backgrounds and native languages were getting education in different department as per their choice.