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.
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