Senate approves Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa as new name for NWFP

Senate on Thursday approved Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa as new nomenclature for the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) with thumping majority.
Senate also rejected amendments moved by Pakistan Muslim League (Q) against renaming of NWFP as well as in favour of creation of more Provinces.
80 senators belonging to Awai National Party (ANP), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League (N) and others Parties cast vote in favor of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa as new name for NWFP while 12 senators belonging to PML-Q opposed it.
A clause-by-clause voting session has been started in the Senate on 18th amendment including the renaming of NWFP.
During the debate session, PML-N and PML-Q members staged a walk out of the Senate to protest some remarks made by Senator Haji Adeel against Quaid-e-Azam. Haji Adeel, said that some PML leaders used to ‘eat pork and drink whiskey’ in the past but was quick to clarify that his statement was not directed at Quaid-e-Azam as he respected Quaid a lot.
In the meanwhile, Fateh Khawani was also offered for Dr Israr Ahmed who passed the other day.
Meanwhile, PML-Q Jamal Laghari tabled an amendment for carving a province of South Punjab, which was turned down by the Senate.


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