Digital Urdu Dictionary to be launched by end of May

Digital Urdu Dictionary to be launched by end of May

ISLAMABAD (APP): Urdu Lughat (Dictionary) Board under National History and Literary Heritage Division is poised 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.

About Rs. 208 million has been allocated for this project.

For the first phase of this project, Rs. 10 million has been spent on developing the software with the IT Ministry's collaboration.