ISLAMABAD Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that the unrest in Hazara Division over the renaming of NWFP as Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa was actually the fallout of the tussle between PML-Q and PML-N on vote-bank and has nothing to do with the common people. Talking to TheNation here in his office Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that they were having very cordial relations with people of Hazara and they were ready to address to their genuine concerns, as they had been doing in the past. Regretting the killing of innocent people in riots in Abbottabad, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that provincial government was taking appropriate steps to handle the situation. He further said that protests and agitations were part of democratic culture but these should remain peaceful, as violence used to eat up the very cause and harm the democracy. Brushing aside the idea of rethinking on Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that it was not the matter of discord and certain elements were playing with the sentiments of the innocent people of Hazara for their vested interests. Without naming Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, he said that they would not be able to dent Mian Nawaz Sharifs vote bank in Hazara Division and the current spate of unrest in the area would be over soon. Recalling the fraternal ties with people of Hazara, he said that despite having majority in the provincial assembly they had given the chief minister-ship of the province to people of Hazara thrice and referred to the coalition government with PML-N when they, even having more MPs, had doled out the slot of CM to Pir Sabir Shah and later to Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbassi. He further said that Iqbal Jadoon from Hazara also held the slot of chief minister in the past. To a question, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that they would resolve the issue through negotiations and expressed his optimism that the ANP government would appease them. To another question, he said that the leadership of some political parties were behind this unrest and their unreasonable statements had aggravated the situation and asked all the political forces not to indulge in activities detrimental to the whole democratic process. Terming the demand of separate province by some of the people from Hazara as absurd, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour questioned that how a division could be given the status of separate province and quickly added that then people from other parts of the country would also come up with similar demands. To another question, he said that the name of Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa had a historic perspective and they had been struggling for renaming of NWFP since long but their party activists and leaders had never indulged in any disruptive activity, as the founding father of their party had taught them the lesson to keep their struggle non-violent.