BAHAWALPUR: Federal Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema has complained that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) did now not take into self assurance its best friend PML-Q at the same time as transferring a non-public bill of ‘South Punjab province’ within the countrywide meeting.

Addressing a press convention here on Thursday, the PML-Q minister expressed his dismay at his birthday party being disregarded with the aid of the PTI earlier than transferring the bill within the country wide meeting and added that he could take in the problem with the ruling party leadership.

He said the PML-Q became an important ally of the ruling PTI both inside the federal and Punjab governments and the leadership of the previous must were consulted earlier than the flow.


He brought as a substitute bitterly that if there was no consultation between the allies, what become the reason of the alliance.

Mr Cheema, who's additionally the PML-Q’s secretary fashionable, regretted that foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had hostile the demand for the restoration of Bahawalpur province, which he said were a fully-fledged province in Fifties.

He said if the PTI had some doubts regarding the recognition or legality of the demand for recovery of Bahawalpur province, it need to both preserve a referendum on the issue in Bahawalpur or are searching for opinion of the lawmakers of the place.

saying that a “real demand” of the nearby population could not be omitted for long, and apprehended that a movement may be launched inside the close to destiny if the demand was now not met.

The minister stated that he did no longer apprehend on what basis the PTI wanted to create ‘south Punjab province’.

He clarified that the ones stressful the recuperation of Bahawalpur province have been no longer in opposition to the creation of south Punjab province or a Seraiki province.

Mr Cheema stated the government may allow south Punjab province, but Bahawalpur province ought to additionally be restored as a separate province, which, he added “turned into a prison and constitutional proper of the people of Bahawalpur”.

on this connection, he also stated the annexation deed of the former Bahawalpur country with Pakistan at the choice of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and later its merger into the only-unit.

published in , may 17th, 2019