Please refer it to the draft of the constitutional package unveiled by the PP P co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on May 24, as reported in the media. The renaming of NWFP as Pakhtunkhwa as proposed in the package will create a serious ethnic division in NWFP which is home to 30 different languages and cultures, all native to the province. Mr Zardari should not forget that NWFP is a multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multi-cultural province. Pashtuns alone do not inhabit this land; there are a great many others too. To start with, Hazara people constitute 30 percent population of the province and their overwhelming majority regards Hindkoh as their mother language. Another language spoken in the region is Kohistani; third is Goujri. Pashto is spoken only up to Battagram. Hindkoh is also spoken in the provincial capital Peshawar and goes as far as Khairabad along the belt on the Grand Trunk Road side by side with Pashto. It is also spoken in southern district of Kohat. The name Kohat (a land surrounded by mountains) derives its origin from Hindkoh. Despite repeated demands from the oppressed nationalities of the NWFP, there has not been any linguistic census in the NWFP since 1947 but, according to an estimate, Hindkoh is the mother language of 40 percent population of the province. The term Pakhtunkhwa is totally unacceptable to Hindkoh-speaking population who rightly consider it to be the other side of the Pakhtunistan bogey that was raised by the Indian National Congress and their local surrogates at the time of the historic referendum of 1947. Seraiki is another major language of NWFP that dominates the southern region and is widely spoken in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank districts. -SAEED AHMAD, Peshawar, via e-mail, May 26.