AHMEDPUR EAST - Bahawalpur National Awami Party (BNAP) Chief Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi has expressed his deep concern over the delay in the constitution of 14 members Commission for the restoration of Bahawalpur province under the reference of President Asif Ali Zardari and warned that Balochistan like situation would be arisen in the region if government did not redress this burning issue.

Nawab Salahuddin made expressed the views while talking to newsmen at Sadiq Garh Palace Dera Nawab Sahib here on Tuesday.

He pointed out that the government was introducing 21th Constitution Amendment just to guard its personal agenda while it had put the setting up of commission for the restoration of Bahawalpur province on back burner despite the passage of a unanimous resolution by the Punjab Assembly and Presidential reference. He stated that 12.5 million Bahawalpuries had been treated as second class citizens by all successive governments, resulting the creation of a sense of deprivation millions of residents of the region.

Bahawalpuri youth are unemployed and they are compelled to knock the doors of the rulers and elite class for getting jobs while carrying their degrees,” Nawab Abbasi lamented and added that the restoration of former Bahawalpur province was last mission of his life and he was ready to sacrifice his life for its achievement. The BNAP chief further said that if the government did not act on the Presidential reference then he would give a call for ‘civil disobedience’ in Bahawalpur region. He alleged that the resources of Bahawalpur were spent on the development of Lahore and Islamabad while inhabitants of the region were facing 18 hours power loadshedding. “Business activities in the region has badly been affected and no one is paying heed to resolve the long standing problems being confronted by the inhabitants of the region,” he detailed.

Earlier Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi met several delegations of youth and different political parties activists. He also chaired a meeting of BNAP which was attended by Farooq Azam Malik, Mian Ilyas Ayaz, Mian Rafatur Rehman and others.

PID office In Bahawalpur soon:  The Federal government has approved the establishment of Regional office of the Press Information Department in Bahawalpur.

This was disclosed by Deputy Attorney General Mohammad Hussein Azad here on Tuesday. He said that PID regional office would be established very soon.

Sharing details, the Deputy Attorney General informed that he had submitted an application to the Prime Minister on April 14 on which the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting issued no objection certificate and Principal Information Officer agreed with the proposal. Hussein Azad revealed that he had also filed a writ petition in Lahore High Court Bahawalpur Bench under number 2754-2012 which was also endorsed by the Information Ministry.