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NA approves Khyber name for NWFP

Posted on 08 April 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,658

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly approved to rename the NWFP as Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw with majority of votes, Geo News reported Thursday.

The members of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) suggested to the House the amendments in Section-3 of the Bill relating the name of the NWFP. However, Chairman Constitutional Reforms Committee of the Parliament Mian Raza Rabbani baulked at the proposals.

The name of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw was adopted with 264 votes of support. At least 20 votes were against the new proposed name.



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