Pakhtunkhwa: Local Jirga opposes renaming Lakki Marwat

Pukhtun Nama Desk News

The Lakki Marwat District Local Tribal Jirga on Thursday passed a resolution against the renaming of Lakki Marwat in a jirga, which was jointly approved by the members of the Jirga and local leaders of political parties.

Hisham Inamullah Khan, a member of the Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from Lakki Marwat district and the provincial minister for welfare, had asked Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in a petition a few days ago to change the name of Lakki Marwat district to “Mohammadiya Marwat”.

Mr. Hashim Inamullah Khan also posted on his official Facebook page stating the reason for changing the name of his area.”Lucky Tori dates back to the time of slavery as it is said that Ranjit Singh, the Sikh ruler, during his reign in 1836, He sold the area of ​​Tahal Daman for 40,000 rupees to the Hindu Dewan Lakki Mill . Lakki named one part the area as Laki Marwat. ”

پشاور نمک منڈی کے مرکزی دارالقراء کے علماء نے اپنے فتوے میں ضلع محمدیہ مروت نام کو جائز قرار دیا.بلکہ کہا ہے کہ یہ ایک…

Posted by Hisham Inamullah Khan PTI Official on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Hisham Inamullah Khan has also launched a campaign on his Facebook page for the name “Mohammadiyah Marwat” and has responded in a video to protests in defense of the name. Mr Hisham said in a video that he would raise the issue with the Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet:”I have no political views on it. I am interested in it as much as I have the right to other people. “Mohammadi Marwat is better than Lakki Marwat.”

ضلع محمدیہ مروت کے لیے جدوجہد شروع!! محمدیہ کا مطلب ہے محمد ﷺکے پیروکار۔ اس کا مطلب خود محمد ﷺ نہیں ہے۔ محمدیہ مروت سے…

Posted by Hisham Inamullah Khan PTI Official on Sunday, July 19, 2020

Dr. Fazlur Rahim Marwat, a well-known writer, researcher and honorary director of the Bacha Khan Research Center in Peshawar, a resident of Lakki Marwat, said that there seems to be a conspiracy behind the name Lakki Marwat and political motives behind it. They only wants to adds its followers on the name of religion:”Where there is a conspiracy, it brings religious reason because people are religious in nature and then they think that if we bring this thing [name], the government will accept it and people will vote for us in the future.”

Hisham Inamullah Khan considers the letter “Laki” to be the Hindu name of Diwan-e-Laki and is 184 years old, but Ayaz Mandokhel says that the famous Pashto poet “Khushal Khan Khattak” mentioned it in one of his poems about two hundred years earlier from a Diwan. Has said:

ځای مې ملک پور دی چې یې سرای بولي وګړي

قام ولس مې پروت دی تر لکۍ په غره په سمه

Afzal Khan, the grandson of Khushal Khan Khattak, also mentioned the “Laki” area of ​​Marwat in his Tarikh-e-Marsa and this history was completed in 1724 AD, followed by Syed Ghulam Muhammad in 1786 AD. The English scholar and historian Major Raorty mentions both in his book “Notes of Afghanistan and Part of Balochistan”. Ayaz Mandokhel added

Dr. Fazlur Raheem Marwat told that the name “Laki” is much older than the Sikh rule, adding that changing the name would be a historic loss for the region.

“A request made to the chief minister is based on lies. The name of Lakki is old. Even if it is a Hindu name, it was from the same area, as in Kabul and Jalalabad, which are Hindus or Sikhs in the past.” “These areas are their own people. It’s a delusion that someone has come and taken over.”he continued