Urdu, the poet’s language – Handmaiden for a regime’s image.


The struggling Pakistan Government tries to shore up its image with Urdu, the poet’s language. One is reminded of one of the doyens of this rich tongue, Mirza Ghalib.

With apologies to Ghalib, one may only say, ‘Aur bhi gham hain Pakistan main, Urdu official language na hone ke siwa!’