MULTAN: President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday directed the government to establish a Seraiki bank.
He also requested the traders community to pour in capital needed for the establishment of the bank.
On Saturday, President Zardari had called upon Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to immediately start consultative process with all the political parties with a view to make a separate Seraiki province in South Punjab.
Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar, while giving details of the meetings had said that the president had maintained that this was not politics but was meant to respect and honour the aspiration of the people of South Punjab who have been feeling deprived for the last sixty years and were demanding their just rights.
The president had said that the PPP promised to give identity to the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and that they had fulfilled their promises.
He had said that the people of this area have every right to demand and have their own province and the party leadership respected their wishes and aspirations. Furthermore, he had said that this was the right time to give what people have been asking for so long.