“What are you talking about? Who promised? Is it Possible? Nothing is under discussion about any sketch of any province. Forget what stated in the past”. These were the only cunning stunts to beguile simple public which is devoid of comprehending the intrinsic meanings of the political statements. The electable had no previous record worth mentioning to beg for votes. They had only one way to catch the attraction of public by selling hot cake. New province within 100 days was the rod and line to entice the public.
Where is Seriki Province?
Still Pakistan can easily afford to new administrative zones to lessen the work load of highly populated provinces of Punjab and Sindh. It will not weaken the federation at all. Rather it will consolidate all units with federation. Equal distribution of resources will be possible in this way. Sense of deprivation will come to an end. Victimization and hoaxing would cease and many Saraiki dominated districts of Punjab will take a breath of relief after fulfilling their long demand.
They swallowed the bait and lured in such a manner that they are stunned at present stance of those leaders who proclaimed the resignation in case of no response from PTI Leadership. Now administrative hurdles are the lame excuses to gratify the voters. Next election will create new issue to engage simple public. Political leaders are perhaps not aware of the power of social media which is awakening the conscious of people with 4G speed.Time and again reminders by public are a bell to execute what was wowed before them.
Now look at the feasibility of new province.India with 29+7 and China with 23+4 provinces is maintaining its state integrity. Still Pakistan can easily afford to new administrative zones to lessen the work load of highly populated provinces of Punjab and Sindh. It will not weaken the federation at all. Rather it will consolidate all units with federation. Equal distribution of resources will be possible in this way. Sense of deprivation will come to an end. Victimization and hoaxing would cease and many Saraiki dominated districts of Punjab will take a breath of relief after fulfilling their long demand.
Saraiki people would get their identification which is being denied till now. The attitude and aptitude of federation is like a step mother and they are being treated like most neglected citizens of the state.Somewhere they are under the catastrophe of Indus erosion and on other place the victim of flood. Their main crops like sugar cane, wheat and cotton are not being credited adequately by provincial or federal governments. Even the youth of this neglected area is facing unfair and unjust treatment in case of jobs.The Upper Punjab engulfs the high rank jobs and grit is left for lower Punjab.It is not a fair deal at any cost.
The Chairman of Saraiki Democratic Party Rana Fraz Noon categorically rejected the formation of administrative unit in place of Separate province. He added, “We will never accept unit like Gigit Baltistan having no representation in Senate. Our demand is full fledged province with all formalities of a province. Our struggle is not for South Punjab province created on administrative bases rather we urge for our distinct character and status.
Any vague legislation would be strongly opposed” Now question is if it was not possible to formulate Saraiki province, why was it assured to people of this locality? Where is Khusrao Bukhtiar who was leading the movement for separate province? All is faded away just in return of minister ship. Be ready for public accountability which is even more severe than NAB. How will you face the public in the next election? Your granted sensibility is now a bone in your throat. New Pakistan will not allow you to make public fool any more.
Saraiki Province is now unavoidable owing to multiple factors. To begin with, Saraiki belt is extended from Rajan Pur to Mianwali and from Rahim Yar khan to Bahawal Nagar. Its population is more than North Punjab. Such a large territory with tremendous population can never be ignored. They have separate language, culture and literature.They have their own long traditions and folk lore.Their demand is not undue and unjust in any way. The loyalty of Saraiki people with the country is above board.
Their movement is in decisive phase and the leaders will have to make legislation on urgent basis for Saraiki Province otherwise they will be guilty of suppressing such a large majority for a long period.Peaceful movement should proceed peacefully not endangering the solidarity of state.It is proper time to implement the promised theoretical formula of Saraiki Province to enchant the Saraiki people. Saraikistan is the ultimate destination and beacon of it is visible not far away now.