Opposition members from the NWFP assembly walked out of the session in protest when senior minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour declared Urdu only a language for coordination, denying its status of national language.
“A language can only be declared national when it is being used by the whole nation. Thus Urdu is not our national language but a language for mutual coordination among the masses,” Bilour said on assembly floor during Question Hour.
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Bilour’s comments annoyed various parliamentarians from both sides of the house who criticized his statement.
NWFP assembly opposition leader Akram Durrani said that Bashir Bilour has violated the constitution and he would contact election commission and judiciary to take action against him.

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