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Teaching Chinese

Only the Sindh government could think of wasting taxpayers’ hard-earned money on making children learn Chinese in schools. I have always suspected that those who run the Sindh government are somehow mentally deficient and this new decision has reinforced my belief. My children had to learn Arabic and Sindhi in school but cannot speak or understand either language. Urdu, the national language, is not understood in most of the rural areas of the country, yet this doesn’t worry those in power.
One has a right to question whether this is being done to favour somebody. Or perhaps they think that by learning Chinese, they will become as productive as the one and a half billion people who speak that language.

Shakir Lakhani
Karachi
Published in The News, 9th September 2011

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