ISLAMABAD - Constitutional Reforms Committee in its meeting on Friday afternoon supported the move that the decision regarding the fate of Local Bodies system be left to the provinces, while, at the same time, majority of the members of the committee opposed creation of new provinces. The sources privy to the deliberations of the committee held under the chair of Senator Mian Raza Rabbani disclosed to TheNation that the members from Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) and Jamaat-I-Islami had opposed naming of NWFP as Pakhtoonkhawa and suggested that though they were not opposed to renaming the province, the new name should be acceptable to all political forces and all the stakeholders should be taken on board before any decision in that regard. The sources further said that some proposals of renaming NWFP as 'Abaseen and 'Afghania were also discussed but the matter was deferred for the time being and it would be taken up later. Altogether rejecting the proposal of carving out new provinces from the existing four, the committee members said that the time was not appropriate for it. The matter of re-demarcation of the provinces boundaries and to settle the land dispute between the provinces was also deferred for the time being and the committee unanimously decided to take up the contentious constitutional matters including the doing away of Article 58(2)b and other distortions from the Constitution first. The sources further said that the committee was unanimous in its views to do away with Article 58(2)b but at the same time it was also agreed upon that the good things in 17th Constitutional Amendment like the reduction in voters age, increase in the number of women seats in the Parliament and other non-contentious matters be retained. The decision regarding the fate of the Local Bodies system introduced by a dictator was left to the provinces to decide on completion of the term of the incumbent set-up. The committee members also discussed a number of clauses of LFO. It is pertinent to mention here that the present Local Bodies system is going to complete its stipulated constitutional term in November this year and on completion of its term, it would automatically go under the control of provinces as it would automatically get out of Schedule 6 of the Constitution under which it was made the federal subject.