ABBOTABAD: Protests in Abbotabad continue as the National Assembly approves the renaming of NWFP as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Leaders of all political parties in Abbotabad will hold a press conference today to announce a future strategy on the formation of a Hazara province. The press conference will also discuss the timeframe of the protest against renaming NWFP to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Earlier yesterday, a complete shutter down strike was observed in Abbotabad and other adjoining areas to protest the renaming of NWFP to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The call for the strike was by various political, religious and non-governmental organizations. People indigineous to the Hazara division claim that their identity has not been recognized in the name Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Citizens hailing from Havalian and Mansehra are also observing the strike.
Protesters gathered at different places in Abbottabad and chanted slogans against the name, while burning tyres not ready to accept Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at any cost.