LAHORE - Leaders of various political parties while welcoming the proposed 18th amendment in the Constitution differed with each others point of view on the new name of NWFP. Awami National Party central leader Zahid Khan, PML-N senior leader Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, PML-Q (Like-Minded Group) leader Hamid Nasir Chattha and Habib Jalib Baloch of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) talking to The Nation on Friday came up with divergent views on Khyber-Pukhtoonkhawa as the new name for the Frontier province. Terming the proposed 18th constitutional amendment as a historical document, Zahid Khan remarked that the said amendment was the second biggest achievement of the political leadership of this country after the framing of 1973 Constitution, as both the documents were prepared with the unanimity of the political forces of Pakistan. He said that after 37 years of amendments all the political parties proposed amendments in the Constitution, which truly reflects the aspirations of the people of this country. All the dictators usurped the power by alleging the democratically elected governments that they failed to deliver, the ANP leader observed and added the political leadership of this country today proved wrong the reasons of adventurers for seizing the power from the elected representatives by presenting the proposed amendment in the Parliament. The political leadership of this country was not only capable of countering the challenges faced by the country, but they could also sit on one table to resolve all the issues vital for the national interests by setting aside their ideological and personal differences, remarked Zahid Khan. He said that Khyber-Pukhtoonkhawa brought a wave of happiness among the people of the Frontier and it was a major achievement that was made possible with the efforts of the wise political leadership of this country through the proposed 18th amendment. Hamid Nasir Chattha while generally welcoming the proposed amendment said that no genuine Muslim Leaguer would accept Khyber-Pukhtoonkhawa as the new name of NWFP. He remarked that non-Pushto speaking population living in former Hazara division and Dera Ismael Khan would also not accept the new name of NWFP. He said that the name Khyber-Pukhtoonkhawa would irritate the various nationalities of the Frontier province. After the elimination of the 17th amendment, the government should focus on the real issues of the masses, as they wanted resolution of their basic issues, which had nothing to do with the amendments, observed the senior leader of PML-Q (Like-Minded Group). Iqbal Zafar Jhagra terming the 18th amendment in Constitution as the third historic achievement in the history of the country said that the first achievement was 1973 Constitution, while the second triumph was achieved when PML-N-led government in 1997 under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif had done away with the amendments of the dictator. Provincial autonomy was the greatest achievement of the proposed 18th constitutional amendment, which was made possible with the consensus of the entire political leadership of this country, remarked the senior leader of PML-N. Mian Nawaz Sharif went an extra-mile regarding the issue of renaming the NWFP in the larger interest of the country and finally settled the matter. He also took a principle stand on the appointment of the judges for more independence of the judiciary and finally succeeded in its goal in this regard, Jhagra maintained and added the credit went to all the political forces for preparing and presenting the proposed 18th amendment in the Parliament, which would bring radical changes in the system in the times to come. Habib Jalib Baloch remarked that there was something good and something bad in the amendment, however there was nothing in it for the people of Balochistan. The issue of the provincial autonomy was addressed in the proposed amendment to some extent, but the current circumstances demanded complete provincial autonomy. The matter of balance of powers between the President and Prime Minister was also addressed to some extent, while the welcoming thing in the proposed amendment was the new name of the NWFP, which was a long standing demand of the people of the Frontier province, observed Jalib. The 18th constitutional amendment was presented in a generalised form that did not specify many major issues clearly and the biggest example was Balochistan issue, he concluded. Meanwhile, in a Press statement PML-Q Chief Ch Shujaat Hussain while hailing the proposed constitutional amendment said that his party had submitted a dissenting note on the new name for NWFP before the Constitutional Reform Committee. Shujaat appreciated efforts of all the political forces for playing their role in preparing the proposed amendment.