Sindh, not Sind

Sindh assembly approves Sindh Laws Amendment Bill 2012 changing official spelling of the province's name.


Web Desk February 12, 2013
File photo of the Sindh Assembly. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

KARACHI: The official spelling for the province Sind will now be Sindh.

Radio Pakistan had earlier erroneously reported that the spelling had been changed to Sind.

The provincial assembly approved Sindh Laws Amendment Bill 2012 which adds the letter “H” to the province’s spelling, as substituted by the Constitution (18th Amendment) Act 2010.

The Statement of Objects and Reasons on the bill says:
The 18th Amendment of the Constitution corrected the name of the Province of Sindh from "Sind" as the British Empire spelled it to "Sindh" to reflect more accurately the actual pronunciation of the word by the people of the Province. This Act shall bring all legal documents issued in the Province into conformity with the constitutional Amendment.

In 2010, the name of the province North West Frontier Province (NWFP) was changed to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Correction: A reporting error occurred wherein it was stated that Sindh will be written as Sind. The error is regretted.

COMMENTS (78)

Samo | 8 years ago | Reply

The name has been changed from 'Sind', which was the spelling the British gave, to 'Sindh'. Why exactly are all the Muhajirs bitterly commenting on this as if it applied to them?

Arbab | 8 years ago | Reply

@Rashid You are not free yet, you have a letter 'H' in your name, change it too

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