Southern Punjab: Bahawalpur politicians meet president

The delegation thanked the president for his interest in the issues of southern Punjab.

Ppi August 04, 2012
Southern Punjab: Bahawalpur politicians meet president


A delegation comprising parliamentarians and notables from Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday.

The delegation included MNA Makhdoom Shahabuddin, provincial legislators Muhammad Tariq Amin Hotyana, Mian Muhammad Ali Laleka, Sardar Muhammad Afzal Tatlah and Chaudhry Shaukat Mahmood Basra.

Haider Zaman Qureshi, Rao Ijaz Ali Khan, Iftikhar Ali Chishti Jatla and Amjad Majeed Qureshi were also present during the meeting. The delegation thanked the president for his interest in the issues of southern Punjab and removing grievances and sense of deprivation of the people of the area.

The president reiterated that the Pakistan Peoples Party had promised a separate province for the people of south Punjab in view of their aspirations and their legitimate demands. He said that the party will continue making all efforts to fulfil its promise during its tenure.

He called upon the parliamentarians and notables to go to the masses and put the issue of South Punjab in the correct perspective that the creation of a separate province was not aimed against anyone but a part of nation building process of PPP. 

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2012.


G. Raza | 11 years ago | Reply

Please note that Saraikistan province does not mean to divide Punjab, rather it is the restoration of the region as a capital that has been in the history as a separate province or even the state. The name Saraiki and Saraikistan are evolved from the name Sauvira which was an independent state in old India.

Awans | 11 years ago | Reply It is the time that Punjabis should reconsider their so called Pakistaniat. Millions of Punjabis were killed in 1947 and no one from KPK, Balochistan or from any other region came from your help or set up any camp for Migrants and you suffered and only it were other Punjabis settled in Punjab who helped you and gave you shelter and food and everything. It was Punjab who was divided into half by Partition and suffered the most it is Punjab that is going to be divided Again. There is nothing wrong in Punjabi Nationalism and Islam. Pakistaniat is only connected with hate while In my view if Punjabis will follow Punjabiat with Islam rather than Pakistaniat then their thousands of years of History, Culture and everything and most of All Your History of Humanity Propagation by Baba Farid will be intact otherwise you will be a lost nation on the name of this country. Other Pakistanis will not refrain to divide you into Pieces. Had India and Pakistan would be one then Punjab would be the power but In India Punjab is divided into Pieces and same thing is going on in Pakistan.
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