KARACHI - Thousands of people of Hazara community living in Karachi took out a protest rally from Dawood Chowrangi to Press Club on Sunday to denounce the renaming of NWFP as Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa. Hazara Qaumi Mahaz (HQM) organised the rally, during which protestors were carrying the flags of HQM and holding placards inscribed with slogans in favour of Hazara Province. It is pertinent to mention here that the ruling Awami National Party (ANP) is celebrating the renaming of NWFP province, but on the other hand, the inhabitants of Hazara division are expanding their protest campaign across the country to condemn the renaming of NWFP as Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa. Addressing the protest rally, Hazara Qaumi Mahaz Leaders Sardar Iqbal, Arshad Tanoli, Haji Khursheed, Naseer Awan and others declared the renaming of NWFP as Khyber-PukhtoonKhwa as conspiracy to eliminate the identity of Hazarawal community. They demanded the PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain and JUI-F leader Maulana Fazalur Rehman to announce their support for the separate Hazara province. They urged these leaders not to vote the bill of renaming NWFP as Khyber-PukhtoonKhwa in Senate. Hazara Qaumi Mahaz leaders alleged that Pakistan Peoples Party and PML-N had betrayed the Hazarawal community and vowed that they would combat the conspiracy aimed at depriving the Hazara nation of their legal rights. HQM leaders said that creation of the Hazara province had become a necessary after renaming the NWFP on linguistic and ethnic basis, adding that their movement for the establishment of Hazara province would be taken to its logical end at all costs. They further said that Hazara had an immense geo-political and historical importance that could not be ignored. The leaders of the movement said it were the people of Hazara who had voted in favour of Pakistan during the 1947 referendum. They alleged that the people of Hazara were deprived of their identity by renaming the province. They said they would not accept the new name as the people of Hazara had no representation in it.