Pak could serve as example for tolerance between different linguistic groups, says scholar
A German scholar of Urdu has said that Pakistan could serve as a model for countries facing problems because of spats between different linguistic groups.
Dr Heinz Werner Wessler, a visiting professor at Uppsala University in Sweden, who is in Pakistan for a short visit, believes that dialogues between different linguistic groups could help stem conflicts, reports The Express Tribune.
He said that societies were changing because people are eager to learn new languages such as Sanskrit, Urdu and Hindi.
"It would not be wise to make a new province on the basis of a language," said Dr Wessler, adding that different linguistic groups can help add diversity to monocultural societies.
He said more people were enrolling in linguistic departments in different universities and many of them even visit other countries to enhance their communication skills once they have sufficient command over the language.