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Sindh Govt Ordered To Rename Public Places Named After Influential Political Personalities

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the provincial government to change the names of buildings, roads, parks, educational, and health facilities named after influential and political personalities.

The Hyderabad circuit bench has given the Sindh government a two-month deadline to complete the task on a petition filed by Sajjad Ahmed Chandio of Awami Tehreek.

During the previous hearing earlier this month, the SHC had directed the chief secretary to submit a detailed report on the issue.

The petitioner said, “The ruling class has started the practice of naming public places after their names and those of their family members.”

“Sudden changes in the names of roads, streets and other places also deprive people of a sense of history,” said the petitioner while maintaining that the SHC’s Sept 11, 2017 order, in the same petition has not been implemented till date.

In 2017, the SHC had ordered the Sindh government to follow the relevant law of Punjab province. “The criterion as referred in Punjab Local Councils’ Rules, 1981, shall be followed and no street, road, college or institute shall be named after persons who have not contributed for the welfare of society in any field,” the court had said.

 

 

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