I like Urdu because Faiz, Iqbal and Ghalib wrote in it; I like Pashto because Ghani, Hamza and Rahman Baba wrote in it; I like English because it is the lingua franca of the world but I LOVE Torwali because the first word I spoke was in Torwali. Torwali is my mother language. It is spoken by about 110,000 people. It will vanish along with the culture, history and wisdom it carries with it if no action is taken to save and promote it. It won’t stand the onslaught of globalization if we do not teach it to our younger generations. The Torwali people will lose their history and identity if the language is allowed to die.
We need to reverse the language loss through efforts such as teaching it to our people. We need to teach it so as to pass on our rich history and knowledge to our coming generations. I cannot afford losing it because where my language ends my world ends, too.