International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2017)

Investigating the status of English language after judicial verdict of declaring Urdu as the national language of Pakistan


Muhammad Arfan Lodhi, Tahir Mustafa, Sadia Ayub, Sadaf Masroor

The aim of this study was to check out the status of English language after the decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan about Urdu language to be declared as official language of Pakistan in 2015. Urdu language being national language of Pakistan has been facing threats of extinction due to over emphasis being given to the English language which is being used as official language of Pakistan for last many decades. A self-report questionnaire was used to check out the status of English language with perspective of the opinion and observations of the common masses. The study was survey based research and adopted mixed method approach to gather and interpret data. 423 males and 177 females were selected as a sample through using multi-staged sampling technique. In first stage systematic and then convenient sampling techniques used to get information from the respondents. The maximum 56.33 percent of the respondents were strongly agree that English is the leading language of science and technology. The maximum 75.67 percent of the respondents were strongly agree that English language is necessary for the usage of internet and computer. However on the other hand, a maximum 75.16 percent of the respondents were strongly agree that people feel difficulty to exchange ideas in English language. It was found that people from different fields of life acknowledge the importance of English language at personal or official level, however they were in favor of giving due importance and credit to the Urdu language as well.
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Muhammad Arfan Lodhi, Tahir Mustafa, Sadia Ayub, Sadaf Masroor. Investigating the status of English language after judicial verdict of declaring Urdu as the national language of Pakistan. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 21-26
International Journal of English Research