LHC suspends decision of conducting CSS exam in Urdu

Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday has suspended the decision of conducting Central Superior Service (CSS) examination in Urdu.

The Chief Justice LHC heard the petition filed against the decision of single bench of LHC headed by Justice Atir Mehmood who gave orders to conduct 2018 competitive exams in Urdu.

The high court in its today’s decision stated that Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) is not prepared for holding CSS exams in Urdu in 2018. “Out of 51 subjects, translations of 43 are not available in Urdu,” CJ remarked.

He suspended the previous order of the court which was issued on February 14, 2017  asking FPSC to conduct 2018 exams in Urdu, the national language.

The order was a step towards implementing Urdu as an official language of Pakistan, however, several bureaucrats and high profile members of the society were not happy about it. The verdict appeared as a threat for their children who don’t know Urdu language well.