The Pakistani Senate on Monday approved a motion to declare Mandarin as one of the official languages of Pakistan, news agency ANI reported.
The motion said the step was necessary in view of ties between Pakistan and China, AbbTakk News reported.
Fact Check: Pakistan has not made Mandarin its official language. Senate had recommended that Pakistanis who work or will work for the Chinese project CPEC in future should be taught Mandarin to prevent communication errors
Punjabi, which is widely spoken in Punjab province of Pakistan, Pashto and many other native languages have not been declared official languages of the country.
According to Dawn News, Pakistanis are more interested in learning the Chinese language than ever as they see the tides changing and expect that knowing Mandarin would mean more job opportunities in Pakistan and China.