Forty eight years after Bangladesh's independence, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has removed Pakistan's name from all the border pillars of the country.
The border pillars contain the name of the sovereign Bangladesh instead of Pakistan (Pak) now, said a BGB media release.
After the separation of India-Pakistan in 1947, more than 8,000 border pillars were installed alongside the India-Pakistan border with Ind-Pak/India-Pakistan engraved on them.
In the border areas of Satkhira, Jashore, Chuadanga, Kushtia, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Naogaon, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Brahmanbaria, Cumilla, and Chattogram, the pillars were erected.
Following the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the BGB renamed all the pillars with its fund.