Introduction: Language is the only media by which one can express his ideas and feelings. It plays a vital role in building the character of an individual as well as a nation. Languages bring closer each other and it creates a sense of harmony among the people.
Pakistan has several regional languages, chief of them being Pushto, Punjagi, Sindhi, Baluchi and Kashmiri.
Urdu – National Language of Pakistan
After independence Quaid-e-Azam said in clear-cut words that the national language of Pakistan would be Urdu. He said: “Let me make it clear that the national language of Pakistan is going to be Urdu and no other language. Without one state language no national can remain tied up solidly together.”
Evolution of Urdu: Urdu evolved over a period of centuries by cultural contacts between local people of north of sub-continent and Muslims of Arabia, Iran and Turkey. The base of this language is Prakrit, an Aryan language.
The script of Urdu is modified form of Persian. Urdu is a word of Turkish language and its literal meaning is “camp”.