Forty-eight years after the independence of Bangladesh, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has completely removed Pakistan’s name from all the border pillars of the country.
The BGB has removed the label “PAKISTAN/PAK” and replaced it with “BANGLADESH/BD” on the border pillars, a press release of BGB says.
The paramilitary troopers started replacing the labels on the pillars following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s order in which she observed that some of the pillars of the bordering areas still show Pakistan’s name, the press release read.
After the partition of India-Pakistan in 1947, more than 8,000 pillars were installed, in which “IND-PAK/INDIA-PAKISTAN” label was engraved.
These pillars were in the bordering areas of Satkhira, Jashore, Chuadanga, Kushtia, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Naogaon, Panchagarh, Kurigram, Netrokona, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Brahmanbaria, Comilla and Chattogram.
BGB completed this mammoth task within a short period of time with BGB’s own funds, the release added.