First digital Urdu Lughat (Dictionary) becomes online after years of hard work, research and millions invested. This is being considered a milestone by the National History and Literary Heritage Division of Pakistani Government.
[junkie-alert style=”green”] The online dictionary consists of 22 volumes, 22,000 pages and 264,000 words. The decision of making an online dictionary was made because globally internet has become part of learning. [/junkie-alert]
The dictionary can be accessed through udb.gov.pk but it is still being updated, though the work should have been completed by May 2017.
UDB is not only a dictionary where you can find the meaning of a word but it will also include a search engine where you can listen the correct pronunciation of different words.
Aqeel Abbas Jafri, UDB’s Chief Editor is hopeful to expand their work further by uploading rare and historical Urdu books which are not available in stores now. He said we have 1,500 rare books which date back to 1920 and we are planning to make them online.
This will not only benefit the people Pakistan but will also be beneficial for millions of people in India, Bangladesh & around the globe who speak Urdu.