LAHORE – On Tuesday the Lahore High Court ordered conducting CSS (Central Superior Services examination) in Urdu language from 2018 onwards.

According to reports, on a petition filed by Advocate Saif Ur Rehman the court in a written judgement ordered Federal Public Service Commission to conduct CSS exam in Urdu.

Justice Atir Mehmood ordered that the examination should be conducted in Urdu language in line with the decision given by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The court remarked that due to shortage of time, it was not able to implement the order for CSS exam 2017. The examination should be conducted in Urdu from next year.

It may be noted here that the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2015 ordered federal government to take steps to implement Urdu language as the official language in government offices.

The order was issued by a three-member bench led by Chief Justice Jawad S Khawaja in petitions seeking to make Urdu as the official language of country as per the constitution of Pakistan promises.