ANP celebrates renaming of NWFP

Express April 15, 2010

KARACHI: In Peshawar, Pukhtun Students Federation (PSF)  celebrated the approval of renaming the NWFP to Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa in the Senate.

After the approval of the 18th amendment in the Senate, a wave of celebrations was felt across ANP workers as the Pakhtun Students Federation took to the streets in merriment at the Bacha Khan Centre, Peshawar. A huge contingent of PSF workers also joined in the celebrations while ANP workers resorted to aerial firing and distribution of sweets. The provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain ordered the firing to be stopped.

Meanwhile, a petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court against the renaming of NWFP as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  Advocate Suhail Ahmad stated in his petition that the name of Khyber Pakhtunkah will pave the way for Pakhtunistan. The petitioner claimed the renaming will lead to resentment in the Hazara division. The petition has been accepted for trial.


nizam ud din | 13 years ago | Reply well pakhtunkhwa name is a great name for our province and we must need to celeberate on this new name because we have acquired this name after such along stuggle and time by the great hardships of our great pakhtun leaders and by this name we have parish the name of the english mens from our province so i would say pakhtunkhwa zindabad.
Imran | 13 years ago | Reply There is no harm in changing the name and like ppl said hazara give us this and that then y these punjabi and sindhi is using the electricity it should b given to hazara only y Sui gas is used by the whole paki land bt nt given to baloch ppl then Karachi should b a separate province as demend by mohajirs pukhtoonakhwa is the name so it is jst leave it pukhtoonkhwa
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