Forty-eight years following Bangladesh’s independence, Pakistan’s name engraved on the boundary columns installed following the partition of the Indian subcontinent have been eliminated on the orders of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
All Bangladeshi border columns are renamed BANGLADESH/BD rather than PAKISTAN/PAK, said an announcement by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Thursday.
The BGB began substituting the tags on the columns after Prime Minister Hasina’s arrangement where she observed that a few of the columns of the bordering regions still reveal Pakistan’s title.
Following the trailer of India-Pakistan in 1947, over 8,000 columns were set up, where”IND-PAK/INDIA-PAKISTAN” tag was first spelled, the Daily Star reported.
These columns were from the bordering regions of Satkhira, Jashore, Chuadanga, Kushtia, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Naogaon, Panchagarh, Kurigram, Netrokona, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Brahmanbaria, Comilla, and Chattogram.
The BGB completed this mammoth task in a brief period using its funding.