LARKANA: Sindhi language was given status of the provincial government language after passing a bill from Sindh Assembly in 1972 and at the very outset, it was also implemented but it is very irony that subsequent governments paid no heed toward it.

This was stated by former Sindh Chief Minister, veteran politician and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto while talking to various delegations who called on him at his residence here on Saturday. He said Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had also requested for implementing the bill but he added that the man who was claiming to be the next Prime Minister of the country could not speak Sindhi himself, referring to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari without naming him.

He said not only Sindh government leaders but nationalists were also merely issuing statements but doing nothing practically for making Sindhi language as the government language of the province. He said Sindhi language is now only spoken in rural areas. Sindhi culture, language and traditions have now second status and if this state of affairs continued then Sindhi will become a history, Mumtaz Bhutto feared.