THIS is with reference to the letter ‘CSS and English’ (March 12) wherein the writer has claimed: “We may have got our independence from the British, but we are still enslaved by their language”.

I would like to remind one and all that Pakistan was created by a man who spoke Urdu with great difficulty, if at all. All his speeches were in English, and, according to Roedad Khan: “Even though most of the audience did not understand a word of what he said, they knew that he was the one who would make them free”.

Being a simple and easy-to-learn language, English should be taught to all children from the beginning if we wish to progress as a nation.

Shakir Lakhani


Published in Dawn, March 20th, 2021