Now we explore the Experts view about
English-medium policy. EXPERT1 maintains that the policy makers have always
turned a blind eye towards the fact that despite extensive solid research
evidence about the benefits of mother-tongue based instruction at the earlier
stages of schooling, mother tongue based schooling is yet to impress the policy
designers and educationists.

Contextualizing the
sociolinguistic, cultural or ethno linguistic landscape of the country, EXPERT2
also proposes a broad-based, pluralistic and additive language policy, which
dismantles all the reductionist ideologies we witness in the current top-down
language policy discourses. Children from different linguistic backgrounds will
in the first place learn each other’s languages, and they would start learning
English language much faster than they do now. He is critical over the demand
for English-only medium of instruction policy, and argues that the current
policy is causing language displacement instead of language learning.

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EXPERT3, another renowned
proponent of mother tongue based language policy criticizes the low-fee
English-medium schools because those schools promote rote learning rather than
meaningful inculcation of the concepts. She further proposes that, Apart from a
very tiny minority where parents speak with their children in English and
English is spoken at home, English medium education even in the elite schools
should not be encouraged.

EXPERT4 also recommends mother
tongues at the early stages. Alongside reformulating medium of instruction
policy, Akhtar also emphasized the schools to disseminate critical literacy and
encourage critical thinking among students. on the other hand, mother tongue is
the easiest medium for learning as children have greater amount of familiarity
with their mother tongues .

According to EXPERT 5 several
institutions were doing research project on global scale on the issue, and the
institutions such as UNESCO, Save the Children, SIL, the British Council and
Aga Khan Foundation found mother tongue education as the best policy at the
earlier stages.

EXPERT6 who has closely observed
the schooling system in the province also proposed that there was a need to
teach all children in their mother tongues because a ” child’s learning can
increase manifold.