National identity crisis

The Senate passed a resolution for the mandatory teaching of Arabic in schools without many dissenting voices, reigniting a new debate on how it will shape our national identity. There is growing anxiety among the youth about the Arbabization of

10-year-old boy makes Urdu typing record

BAHAWALPUR: A 10-year old boy from Chishtian has impressed others due to his extraordinary typing speed. Saad-ur-Rahman can type 170 words of English and 130 words of Urdu in one minute. His typing speed in Urdu is a record as

Remembering Manto – bitter, obscene but brilliant

Today marks the 108th birthday anniversary of renowned author, journalist, playwright, and screenwriter Saadat Hasan Manto, widely regarded as one the finest Urdu writers of the 20th Century. Manto published 22 collections of short stories throughout his prolific career. he

Mother tongue

Languages have a profound impact on our identity, communication, education, social integration and development, yet they are increasingly under threat. The International Mother Language Day is observed on February 21 every year to promote diversity and highlight the importance of

Bernie Sanders releases election campaign poster in Urdu

WASHINGTON: US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders received lots of social media attention from users around the world after sharing a campaign message in the Urdu language on his official Facebook page. The post is expected to gain support from the

PM asks PTV to air Turkish drama ‘Ertugrul’ in Urdu

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) to air famous fiction Turkish series “Dirilis: Ertugrul” in Urdu. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Media Affairs Iftikhar Durrani taking to social networking website Twitter said