Karachi: The official spelling for the province of Sind will now be Sindh.
The provincial assembly has approved the Sindh Laws Amendment Bill 2012, which calls for the change in spelling – the “H” has now been added to the province’s name.
The name of the province is derived from the Indus River that separates it from Balochistan and the greater Iranian Plateau. This river was known to the ancient Iranians in Avestan as Indus, in Sanskrit as Sindhu and to the Arabs as al Sind.
Note: A previous version of this news mistakenly reported the new spelling as ‘Sind’. The error is regretted.