MNA Mohsin Dawar has suggested that the province should be named only Pakhtunkhwa.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Member National Assembly (MNA) Mohsin Dawar on Thursday submitted a bill in the National Assembly (NA) to change the name of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Dunya News reported.

Mohsin Dawar said that the province was named Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the 18th amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan but its full name isn’t being used anywhere and the province is referred to as KP or KPK. He said that the province should be named only Pakhtunkhwa.

Sources said that the government benches didn’t oppose the bill. State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan said the bill was important and should be forwarded to the concerned standing committee upon which Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri forwarded it to the standing committee for discussion.