Gilani warned for ‘making mockery of new province issue’

March 15th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Lahore, Mar 15(ANI): Bahawalpur Muttahida Mahaz chief Muhammad Ali Durrani has come down hard on Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for “making a mockery of the issue of Saraiki province”.

“Gilani should come up with a clear vision on Saraiki province within next 48 hours and he should also announce the territorial boundaries of the Saraiki province, the Daily Times quoted Senator Durrani, as saying while addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club.

“If he [Gilani] tried to compromise the longstanding demand of revival of Bahawalpur province with Saraiki province, he should be ready to face the public wrath. We will tag him as ‘Yahya Khan Junior’ if he tried to confuse both the legitimate demands,” he added.

The Bahawalpur Muttahida Mahaz chief warned of a protest rally if the demands were not met.

“In such a case, the people of Bahawalpur province would take out a million march from Sadiq Garh Palace headed by Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi and this people’s rebellion would wipe away all conspiracies against the revival of Bahawalpur province,” he said. Durrani also criticised Gilani’s announcement to make new provinces a part of next election manifesto of the ruling party, saying that he wanted to win the next elections by making another false promise to the deprived people of south Punjab. (ANI)

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