hyzaar online ruler Quetta: students of A�balochistan now will be learning languages such as Balochi, Brahvi, Persian and Sindhi in their curriculum as Balochistana��s cabinet has approved the inclusion of regional languages.
According to the details it was a first step towards promotion of indigenous languages.
Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Adul Malik Baloch chaired the cabinet meeting on Thursday that discussed education, law and order, development and other issues related to the province.
The cabinet decided to include Balochi, Brahvi, Pashto, Persian and Sindhi in educational curriculum of the province.
Under the 18th Amendment, all provinces have been empowered to amend the educational curriculum.
a�?We have decided to promote regional languages,a�? Sardar Raza Muhammad Bareech, the Advisor to Chief Minister Balochistan on education told Dawn.com after a cabinet meeting.
Ruling National Party and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) wanted to make the regional languages as medium of instruction in educational institutions.
However, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ministers Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and Mir Sarfaraz Bugti objected over this.
a�?We argued that Urdu, the national language has to be the medium of instruction in educational institution,a�? Sarfaraz Bugti said.
Subsequently, the cabinet included the regional languages as optional in consensus with all coalition partners in the government.