First-ever digital Urdu Dictionary to be launched by end of May

Urdu Lughat (Dictionary) Board under National History and Literary Heritage Division is ready to launch first-ever digital Urdu Dictionary by end of May.
After a development of software almost ¬ portion of composition and proof-reading have been done. Team of 70 people is working on this project to complete it in the stipulated time-frame, an official told APP.
He said Urdu languages largest Urdu dictionary consist of 22 volumes already published and “now we are composing in for Internet and mobile App under the planning and supervision of Special Assistant to Prime Minister Irfan Siddiqui.”
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and & National Heritage is focussing on promoting and preserving the national language of the country. English is a common medium of communication which has decreased reliance and usage of Urdu, he added.—APP

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