Pakistani English

Although British rule in India lasted for almost two hundred years, the areas which lie in what is now Pakistan, were amongst the last to be annexed. Sindh was annexed in 1843, Punjab (which initially included the North-West Frontier Province) in 1849, and parts of Baluchistan, including Quetta and the outer regions in 1879, while the rest of the Baluchistan region became a princely state within the British Indian Empire. As a result English had less time to become part of local culture. That it did, and is an integral part of the country’s social fabric was due to several reasons which will be explored later in the article. In 1947 upon Pakistan’s establishment, English became Pakistan’s de facto official language, a position which was formalised in the constitution of 1973. Wikipedia. Read more…

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