Naming Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa to cost Pakistan Rs 8bn

Last Updated: Friday, April 9, 2010 - 21:26

Islamabad: Official documentation to rename Pakistan`s North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would cost the provincial government more than Rs.5 billion and the federal government Rs 3 billion.
The stationery already printed and lying in printing press and official departments including the Governor House, the Chief Minister House and the offices of the corps commander, chief secretary and the home minister office would now be wasted, Online news agency reported, quoting official sources.

All this stationery, which cost more than Rs 4 billion would be junked after the distribution of new stationery in official departments.

Work on rewriting the province name on official documents and signages would start soon. The provincial government would also hold talks with the governments in Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan asking them to rename the NWFP as Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa.

Pakistan`s National Assembly or the lower house of parliament Thursday passed a constitutional amendment striping President Asif Ali Zardari of his sweeping powers and also effected the name change.

IANS



First Published: Friday, April 9, 2010 - 21:26
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