Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has agreed over the name of Afghania for NWFP.
Talking to a private TV channel, PML-N leader Pir Sabir Shah said that that ANP had proposed three names for the province that of Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakhtoonistan and Afghania.
He said that PML-N accepted the name of Afghani and now the ball is in ANP’s court, adding N-League cannot show flexibility anymore.
Meanwhile, the secret talks between ANP and Pakistan PML-N continued on Saturday over changing the name of NWFP at the residence of Opposition Leader, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan.
According to sources of PML-N, both parties in secret parleys are trying to reach consensus over the new name for NWFP and the party is trying to remove reservations of members Parliament of NWFP.
Sources further revealed that main leaders of both the parties are taking part in the talks and Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Reconciliation Reforms (PCRR) Raza Rabbani postponed the meeting of the committee till Wednesday on the request of PML-N and ANP.
Sources said that members Parliament hailing from Hazara and Abbotabad opined that the changing of name of the province to Pakhtoonkhwa would eliminate their identity and any name to be acceptable for all should be adopted.
Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz Sharif while talking to media men here said that PML-N did not take any U-Turn on the issue of 18th Amendment
He said that PML-N is not backtracking from its principled stance, adding solution to be acceptable for all would be found.
Meanwhile, PML-Q has convened a high level meeting on Tuesday regarding changing the name of the province.
According to spokesperson of PML-Q, the reservations of people living in Hazara and Dera Ismail Khan should also be taken into account.
Information Secretary PML-N, Ahsan Iqbal while talking to a private TV channel has held the statement of a minister responsible for the entire situation.
He said that complications are not usual in the finalization of constitutional matters as deadlock had emerged several times in the preparation of the constitution of Pakistan.
Ahsan Iqbal said that the name of NWFP would be changed with the consensus of all parties.
ANP leader Senator Zahid Khan has expressed his optimism of positive response from Quaid PML-N, Mian Nawaz Sharif till Wednesday.
Talking to a private TV channel, Senator Zahid Khan said that Nawaz Sharif has positive attitude and is supporting the provincial autonomy.