Seraiki Province key solution to problems of Southern Punjab: PM

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday said making the South Punjab into a Seraiki Province is the only solution to the problems, difficulties and sufferings of the people of this area.

Addressing a public meeting here in Ali Pur after inaugurating gas supply scheme in the area, the Prime Minister Gilani said, “I promise you to make Seraiki Province as it is your right.”

Gilani said, “Seraiki Province is the only solution to the problems being faced by the people of the areas as you will have your own Assembly, Chief Minister and Courts.”

“I promise you, promise on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also in Multan today that your rights will be fulfilled as it is the wish of all the people of the area to make this Seraiki Province.”

Referring to the claims of fortunate tellers who were saying the government will not complete one year, then they talked about two years and keep on counting days, the Prime Minister said by the grace of God and with the support of the masses, the present

government is first democratically elected government entering into fifth year of its tenure.

He said the government won the Senate elections, President Zardari made the history by addressing the fifth consecutive joint session of the parliament which is unprecedented.

He said, “Some elements are against us because they knew that if we will remain in the government we will take the decision to form Seraiki Province.”

Gilani said, “It is my honour that I am the first Prime Minister to address public meeting here in this area.” He said this area belongs to his forefather as they remained associated with this place and even won the elections with the support of the local people.

“We have very strong relations with you due to Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who scarified their lives for the rights of the people,” he added.