The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the immediate implementation of Urdu as the country’s official language. The Chief Justice also read the verdict in Urdu.
After this ruling, the transition is set to be start right away. While it may take time, eventually all official business will be conducted in Urdu. Documents like passports, ID cards, licenses and utility bills will also carry text in Urdu.
As reported previously, it also means that Pakistani Prime Minister, President and other government officials will deliver speeches and greet foreign officials in Urdu language even when outside the country.