K-P issues naming policy for places

Published: February 14, 2018
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A view of the Mahabat Khan Mosque. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

A view of the Mahabat Khan Mosque. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

PESHAWAR: In order to streamline the process of naming key public spaces after important people and personalities, the provincial government has decided that such places will not be named after a local government official or a public representative (as long as they are alive) while approval would be required for naming after a foreigner.

In this regard, K-P issued policy guidelines on Tuesday.

According to the notification issued by the K-P Administrative Department, the naming of public places has created many controversies for the past 15 years, including public acceptability and disputes.

The issue had resulted in problems such as changes in revenue records, public and institutional inconvenience in terms of postal addresses and identification of places with new names.

As per the new policy, no provincial government or district asset would be named after a government official or a public representative, as long as they are alive. Moreover, no asset would be named after a foreigner without prior legal approval.

The policy further states that assets could and should be named after the founder of the nation and people who were at the forefront of the freedom movement.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2018.

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