ijcrb.webs.comAPRIL 2013INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH IN BUSINESSVOL 4, NO 12THE ROLE OF MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION USED IN PAKISTANI CLASSROOMS
Dr. Aijaz Ahmed
(Associate Professor)
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science
and Technology, Karachi, PAKISTANDr. Tayyaba ZarifTehseen(Head of Education Department &
Research Supervisor)(Research Scholar)Newports Institute of Communication and
Economics, Karachi, PAKISTANNewports Institute of Communication and
Economics, Karachi, PAKISTANABSTRACT
Medium of Instruction is an arguable issue in Pakistan as it is a multilingual country and
has a wealthy good enough history. There is added than one advantage for the medium of
instruction in the Pakistan such as Urdu as the national language of the countryand English as
language of Ex-masters, whereas mother tongue as the inhabitant lives in diverse settings of the
country speaks different languages. This barrier provokes the lot of repulsive issues of medium
of instruction in the schools. The objectives of the abstraction were to analyze the options of
medium of instruction in Pakistan and to emphasize the efforts fabricated by the antecedent
Govt. with advertence to medium of instruction in the country.
Key words: Medium of instruction, Languages in Pakistan, Urdu, English, mother tongue,
education, classroom, language
INTRODUCTION
The medium of instruction is the language that used inside the classroom for instruction
by the teacher. It is not necessary that the official language or the primary language of the
country uses as the medium of instruction.
The official language of Pakistan is Urdu and English whereas the provincial languages
include the Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Balochi. However, the Brahui, Hindko and Siraiki also
uses in different regions of the country.
Most of the families used their native language / mother tongue in their homes with their
family members which indulge…

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