ISLAMABAD - Awami National Party (ANP) has proposed to the Special Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms to quash from the Constitution the condition for the President and Prime Minister to be a Muslim. There should be no discrimination on the basis of religion for contesting elections to the slots of the President and the Prime Minister. The condition for the President and Prime Minister to be a Muslim should be amended. Any Muslim or non-Muslim should be elected as head of the state, said ANP Vice President Haji Muhammad Adeel in an exclusive talk with TheNation on Thursday. He also further said that ANP had recommended to Special Parliamentary on Constitutional Reforms to empower the Senate for key appointments in the public sector and give maximum provincial autonomy by abolishing the Concurrent List. Haji Adeel also said that his party had recommended the Committee to establish a mechanism for having Upper House consultations in the appointment of governors, superior judiciary, high-ranking military officials, Chief Election Commissioner, Governor of State Bank, ambassadors and other key posts in government departments. He also said that ANP had recommended the Committee to repeal 17th Amendment and 58-(2b) for the supremacy of the Parliament. He said that his party had always struggled for the restoration of democracy and supremacy of the Parliament. He further said that his party had also recommended that the budget and money bill should be approved by the Upper House. Commenting on languages, he said that his party had recommended to the Committee that all languages spoken in the country, including Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Seraiki should be given the status of national languages. In reply to another question, Haji Adeel said that his party wanted a comprehensive package for 18th Amendment. We will oppose if proposal presented for constitutional reforms in phases, he added. The next meeting of Special Committee of the Parliament on Constitutional Reforms will be held on July 28.