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Article: 251 National language

251. National language.-(1) The National language of Pakistan is Urdu, and arrangements shall be made for its being used for official and other purposes within fifteen years from the commencing day.

(2) Subject to clause (1), the English language may be used for official purposes until arrangements are made for its replacement by Urdu.

(3) Without prejudice to the status of the National Language, a Provincial Assembly may by law prescribe measure for the teaching, promotion and use of a provincial language in addition to the national language.

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Footnotes:


Comparative Table of Article 251 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
215
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
214
Constitution of India 1950:
343
Government of India Act 1935:
Omitted.

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 251 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

SHAMSUDDIN AHMED
REGISTRAR, HIGH COURT OF EAST PAKISTAN, DACCA

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