Pashto is not a formal language of Pakistan (it's Afghanistan's formal language and to be backed to its previous version in all MS apps)
During the last couple of months since I have updated my windows and office programs, I continuously witness that the Pashto is shown as a Pakistani language, and its previous default keyboard has also been changed to a totally different version. I have faced lots of problems while fixing this issue in my PC and installing the old (Pashto Afghani) keyboard. Many Afghan/Pashtun users of Microsoft programs might have faced the same difficulty, which allows them to go for other applications in order to solve their problems.
I think this is one of the significant intentional (or might be unintentional) mistakes made by the Microsoft team. I ask the responsible team of Microsoft to pay attention to this issue and rectify this error with bringing back the old version of the Pashto language in all its platforms. This will help millions of Afghan/Pashtun users solve their problems in this regard.
I hope to get the issue solved soon in the upcoming update version of the abovementioned programs.
Sebghatullah Arife commented
I agree; Urdu and English are the two official languages of Pakistan. Pashto has no official status at the federal level. On a provincial level, Pashto is the regional language of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and north Balochistan. Meanwhile, Pashto is an official language of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which is accepted worldwide. Hence, we hope that Microsoft change the status of (Pashto Pakistan) to (Pashto Afghanistan)
Ahmad Ahmad Zai commented
Pashtuns are the oldest dwellers of Afghanistan and the Pashto language is the oldest spoken language in Afghanistan.
At first, this unfair mistake by MS company gives a message of the inconvenience of MS company.
The MS company should change the correspondence and version of the Pashto language to the Afghani language because;
1.The number of native speakers of the Pashto language in Pakistan is getting decrease and the Pakistani government does not allow Pashtuns to study their native language at schools. Moreover, they do not have a Pashto curriculum for Pashtuns in Pakistan (schools and colleges) and the recent conflicts in Pakistan especially in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa province were the cause of acquiring language and cultural rights from the Pakistan government.
2.In comparison with the Afghanistan government, the Pakistan government does not strive and invest in the Pashto language. In fact, without Peshawar University, no university in Pakistan teaches Pashto literature. However, learning the Pashto language in Afghanistan universities is compulsory and the Afghan government invests and works hard to develop the Pashto language.
3.In this manner, the typists and readers of the Pashto language are more in Afghanistan as compare to Pakistan because the Pashto language is the official language in Afghnaitnat but not in Pakistan.
Due to all these and other reasons, the MS company should change the Pashto keyboard and relation of the Pashto language to the Afghani language. If the MS company does not step up to do so and our problems with the Pakistani Pashto keyboard continue, we will be compelled to find an alternative way.
I agree with this and I strongly request the Microsoft team to take urgent actions.