thats just plain silly!
we dont need ethnic names. we are satsified with our geographical name. we dont have an ethnic complex in attock or mianwali.
there are not many pashtu speakers left in mianwali and not a huge amount left in attock. people speak seraiki/punjabi/potohari/hindko and in any democratic setting it wll be they who influence what names come.
seraiki nationalists consider mianwali as their own. pakhuns are now a minority in these regions and the majority there are far more open-minded than their brothers/sisters west ofthe indus.
there is this misconception that attock was dominated by pashtuns. attock is a large area encompassing chach, hassan abdal, attock city, fateh jag, pindi gheb and before that chakwal and talagang. the most numerous people are the awans even when chakwal and talagang were separated. the non-pakhtun tribes have always out numbered pakhtuns who settled mostly in the chach plains and khushalgarh/jand. even in chach they say only half of the villages are pathan, of which onyhlaf may have pashtu speakers in.
isa khel, even though west of the indus is seraiki speaking. seraiki is creeping westwards.