During this period, certain informal names like Frontier, Pakhtunkhwa, Sarhad, Pukhtoonistan and Afghania
were also used.
While the ANP proposed names such as Afghania
, Pakhtunistan or Pakhtoonkhawa, sources added.
Arman said the elections had been peaceful throughout Balkh, except a few polling stations in Afghania
Township area of Mazar-i-Sharif and in the Chahar Bolak district.
He said ANP did not demand Khyber-Pukhtoonkhawa rather they have given three names-Pukhtoonkhawa, Pukhtoonistan and Afghania
for selection of one of these for renaming the province but none of these was acceptable for the PML-N due to its prejudice and described these names as threat to Pakistan.
Lutfullah Zakiri, a resident of Afghania
valley, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces on Monday launched a search operation, sparking clashes with the armed rebels.
However, some of them suggested a one-word name like Pakhtunkhwa or Afghania
. We have got our identity and historical name for our province.
The Taliban-designated chief for Tagab district, Mohibullah, was among the 13 fighters killed since Tuesday evening during an ongoing operation in Afghania
and Ghindara areas of the district, a police officer said.
Nearly a hundred kilograms of poisonous substance was found at the Traghali Afghania
check post manned by 15 local policemen, police chief, Brig.
Jhagra said there is broad support within PML-N for the renaming of NWFP as Afghania
. However, he admitted there is some resistance also about the name, Geo News reported.
ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has agreed over the name of Afghania
Led by commander Sardar, the individuals surrendered in the Afghania
town of the district, the provincial head for the High Peace Council said.
He said three names are being mulled over for the province including Pukhtoonkhawa, Pukhtoonistan and Afghania
, adding that in word Pakistan, named by Chaudhry Rehmat Ali, A represents Afghania