Pashto as Official Language in Swat State

Abstract

This study describes the declaration of Pashto as the official language in the Swat State. The language prevalent before this declaration is also mentioned and discussed andthereasonsandoriginofthisdeclarationaretracedbytheresearcher. Furthermore, a discussion on the benefits of having Pashto as an official language is also taken. The researcher has also elaborated how and when this status of Pashto come to an end and elaborated how and when it was replaced by Urdu.

Muhammad Ali Dinakhel