ISLAMABAD Developing consensus within the party during the Central Working Committee meeting, the PML-Q has finally decided to support the creation of new provinces including Hazara and South Punjab. Briefing the journalists after CWC meeting here on Wednesday, the PML-Q leadership said the demand of Hazara and South Punjab provinces reflected the public aspirations and all the political parties should adhere to it in larger interest of the Federation of Pakistan. The PML-Q leadership was of the view that the demand for creating new provinces in Punjab and NWFP was based on administrative basis and not on lingual basis to redress the grievances of the people. We are not demanding for new provinces to support the cause of Independent Balochistan, Pashtunistan or Jinnah Pur. Rather, the spirit of this decision is to address the grievances of the ignored, abused and deprived people of the underdeveloped areas of both the provinces, Sardar Farooq Leghari said. President PML-Q Ch Shujaat Hussain, however, said that his party was stuck to his stance on renaming of NWFP and a disagreement would be registered in the Senate but PML-Q would not create hurdles in the passage of 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill. We hope that after the passage of 18th Amendment from both the Houses of the Parliament, the Prime Minister with more powers would move for redressal of the problems being faced by the poor and weak segments of society. We also hope that the Prime Minister would not try to get into the shoes of the past rulers who became civilian dictator or Amir-ul-Momineen, he asserted. Farooq Leghari said the partys CWC had expressed grave concern over the deteriorating problems faced by the people belonging to the poor and middle classes, and loadshedding, price hike, and law and order situation in Hazara division was discussed in length. He was of the view that they were against the NWFP renaming and felt a conspiracy in renaming the province on lingual basis. He added that PML-Q had decided to support the people of Hazara Division and would also support their demand of a separate province if the decision of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was not reversed. Former chief minister of Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said the people were very angry over long hours of loadshedding, price hike and rising inflation, and were holding protests on their own. However, the party leadership has decided to streamline these protests and from onwards, the PML-Q would organise such protests across country to raise the public issues, he added. He said the name of Pakhtunkhwa was aimed at harming the countrys basic ideology. He criticised the PML-N leadership for accepting the new name of NWFP, saying that Mian Nawaz Sharif had bargained with ANP to get the two-term condition repealed. He said there was a sense of deprivation amongst the people of Southern Punjab while the incumbent Punjab government had criminally ignored the delivery of rights to them.