Body formed to propose new name for NAs
13 June 2007
The Daily Times
Gilgit: A committee, consisting of members of the Northern Areas Legislative Council, has been formed to propose a new name for the Northern Areas, sources told Daily Times on Wednesday. Committee members include representatives from all six districts of NAs. Source said former Northern Areas deputy chief executive Fida Muhammad Nashad will head the committee to chose a new name for the Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) out of the 59 names proposed by political parties, writers, historians and intellectuals. The NALC had sought recommendations-suggestions from people to suggest a new name for the NAs in light of the areas history. The NALC opined that the Northern Areas was not the right name for the region as it did not depict the history and culture of the area.