Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. -File Photo

MULTAN: Former prime minister and PPP Senior Vice Chairman Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday that his party believed that deprivations of the people would end with the establishment of a Seraiki province.

He said this in a meetings with Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi and PPP South Punjab delegation led by its president Federal Minister for Textiles Makhdoom Shahabuddin who called on him at Gilani house in Multan.

Seraiki province was a genuine demand of 50 million people of the area and the PPP would soon fulfill its promise in establishing a new province, Gilani said.

He recalled that President Asif Ali Zardari had announced setting up Seraiki Bank during his last visit to Multan. The president has recently asked the National Assembly speaker to constitute a commission to propose demarcation of and allocation of parliamentary seats and resources to the proposed two new provinces.

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