ISLAMABAD The Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP) has passed a resolution proposing Pakhtunkhwa or Afghania as new names for the NWFP. The resolution was moved by Aurangzeb Khan Zalmay, Muhammad Irfan Khan members of the opposition party (Green) and Ali Inam Khan member of the ruling party (Blue). The members were of the view that NWFP was not a reasonable name. They termed the call for renaming NWFP as Pakhtunkhwa as genuine demand of the Pakhtuns. They said that Pakhtuns were in majority in the NWFP and they had their legal right to change the name of the province. The problem behind this very issue was that unfortunately it had been politicised. Therefore, it had raised the ethnic and political temperature in the country. They said that the Pakhtuns did not want any further delay in renaming NWFP as Pakhtunkhwa. They said that the movement of Pakhtunkhwa was not mere a secessionist movement, but it was for the restoration of identity. The present name of the province does not represent any identity. If the major ethnic groups do not agree to give identity to Pakhtun then the names of the rest of the provinces should be debated and changed with regard to their geographical location. Ms Gul Andam Orakzai, Lahrasip Hayat Dhar, leader of the opposition and prime minister of the house backed the resolution and they said that now it was the time to restore and build the confidence of the Pakhtuns. Muhammad Irfan Khan added that there were 68% Pakhtoon population in the province and this resolution had been passed many times by the Provincial Assembly of NWFP. Shakil Agha from the government side said that Pakhtunkhwa was a cultural name not a political name. Khitab Gul said that the name of Afghania could bring harmony between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Aurangzeb Khan Zalmay suggested that Afghnia would be the best name because it represents the entire ethnic groups in the province. Adding that both in Pakistan and India there were provinces with the same names such as Punjab, therefore the NWFP could be renamed as Afghania. The youth parliamentarians have given clear message to the leaders of the political parties that now it is the time to change the name of the province as suggested by the Youth Parliament Pakistan, Zalmay added. Quran Khawani The International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) will hold Fateha and Quran Khawani for late mother in law of the President IIU who died on Monday. Quran Khawani would be held at IIUI Central Library for eternal peace of the departed soul, said a news release issued on Tuesday.