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Gilani reiterates commitment to Seraiki province

April 14, 2012


Prime Mnister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani.— File Photo

ALI PUR: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said that creating a Seraiki province was the only possible solution to the problems and sufferings of the people of South Punjab.

Addressing a public meeting here in Ali Pur, the prime minister said: “The creation of the Seraiki province is not only your right, but my promise to you.”

“Seraiki province is the only solution to your problems as you will have your own assembly, your own chief minister and your own courts,” said Gilani.

“I promise you, on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari – who is also in Multan today – that your rights will be fulfilled,” added the prime minister.

“Some elements are working against us because they know that if we will remain in the government we will take the decision to form a Seraiki province,” he said.

“I was given many offers. I was even offered to become prime minister when I was in jail, and told that neither Benazir Bhutto nor Nawaz Sharif would return to the country. But I refused them all,” said Gilani.

Moreover, the prime minister said that 100,000 new jobs would be created with the upcoming budget, which is due to be announced next month.