Investigation of Educational Language Policy of Pakistan: An Evaluative Study


  • Kainat Dilawar Department of Applied Linguistics, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Rizwan Haider Department of English, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Dawood Hassan MPhil. Applied Linguistics, Department of Applied Linguistics, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.



language policy and planning, language across educational documentation, power representation, critical discourse analysis, Urdu textbooks


Language policy and planning (LPP) is a mechanism of policy makers’ decisions and its implementation through documentational or non-documentational practices. This study has established stance around the term ‘Language Policy and Evaluation (LPE)’, which includes documents related to the language policy. The chief purpose of this study is to evaluate the policy planning with regards to evaluation of policy document ‘National Education Policy (NEP) 2017’, by applying proposed checklist on the basis of Haddad and Demsky’s (1995) framework for policy making and planning at macro-level Therefore, the current study has critically investigated: how educational Language Policy in Pakistan is designed. For the analysis purpose, the policy document was collected through online source. The findings of this study revealed that policy has mostly discussed the elements said by the modal at macro-level. The conclusion and educational implications of this study suggest stakeholders and researches for ELP assessment and evaluation for further development of policies and the field of study.


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Dilawar , K., Haider, R., & Hassan, M. D. (2022). Investigation of Educational Language Policy of Pakistan: An Evaluative Study. Linguistic Forum - A Journal of Linguistics, 4(1), 12–20.