New Delhi: Online petitions are great source to start change and people often turn to them to garner votes from a large number of like-minded people. This new petition has Twitterati chuckling, as it demands to change the name of the capital of Pakistan from Islamabad to “Islamagood” and it has already received over 300 signatures.
Started by person named Ayham Abrar, who claims to be from Bangladesh. In the description section for his petition on Change.org, Abrar wrote, “Islam is good. Pakistan love Islam. Why IslamaBAD? Love from Bangladesh” and it is directed at Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Twitteratis were quick to point out that, it is not “Islam-abad” and not “Islama-bad”. A person commented on the petition’s page “The name Islamabad (“City of Islam,” or “City of Peace”) was chosen to reflect the country’s ideology. Where does GOOD or BAD even come here, do you even speak your own language???”
Islamabad means the ‘City of Islam’. It is a compound word consisting of two Urdu words – Islam and Abad. ‘Abad’ roughly means “cultivated place” in Persian. That is why a large number of places, even in India, end with the suffix ‘Abad’ like Ahemdabad and Hyderabad.
People who signed petition to change the name from IslamaBAD to IslamaGOOD. Guys, file another petition, it should be Pakistan ZindaGOOD, not ZindaBAD.
— Alina (@AlinaManiar) February 20, 2021
Lmfaoooo this petition
— ✨ (@seroquelshawty) February 19, 2021
Islamabad means- Islam abad (inhabited place or city)
Not Islam bad.
But that bloke is thinking in this way thats y he wants to change islamabad into islamagood.😂
After changing the name that bloke will be like-
“Yeh hum hai yeh islamagood hain aur yeh hamari”#PawriHoRahiHai🤣
— Yezdani Shareef (@ShareefYezdani) February 19, 2021
A petition has been filed to change the name of Islamabad to Islamagood.
It’s not even a joke.
— Tayyaba Nisar Khan (@TayyabaNKhan) February 19, 2021
— Hoboche (@outtsoon) February 15, 2021