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Durrani warns PPP against Seraiki province creation

Former senator Muhammad Ali Durrani has warned the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) coalition government against moving the 21st Amendment in Parliament exclusively for the creation of a Seraiki province.
He said the people of Bahawalpur division will resist any action that would be carried out on the basis of hatred and ethnicity.
Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club, Durrani said that President Asif Ali Zardari’s announcement regarding the establishment of a Seraiki province was an open violation of the constitution as the law did not empower him to announce or form a new province in the country.
Durrani said that the president was a symbol of the federation and should not propagate ethnic and linguistic hatred, adding that Zardari’s refusal to announce the restoration of Bahawalpur province had disheartened the people.
The former senator said it was regrettable that the president was accompanied by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in his “voyage of hatred on linguistic basis”.
He said that Gilani was trying to create “Karachi-like circumstances in the peaceful region” through his statements.
“Zardari and Gilani both are hatching conspiracies against south Punjab as they have failed to control the law and order situation in Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and in northern areas,” he added.
Durrani said that Gilani should refrain from “cultivating the seeds of hatred” in south Punjab if all parties like PML-N and the JUI-F had agreed to the restoration of the Bahawalpur province.

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  1. Mukhtar said:

    Mr Durrani is justifying in warning government to create seraiki province.If at all new province is made government should restore status of Bahawalpur which can stand on own feet.This should be the best option for all the political parties.

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