ISLAMABAD - JUI-F Secretary General Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri has urged the parliamentary commission on new provinces to submit its recommendations in the National Assembly by expeditiously fulfilling its legal obligations and that they want Bahawalpur province to be restored before general elections.He was talking to Muhammad Ali Durrani, head of Movement for Restoration of Bahawalpur Province, who called on him here on Friday. Senator Ghafoor Haidri, a member of Parliamentary Commission, and Durrani during their one and a half hour long meeting discussed issues pertaining to restoration of Bahawalpur province, over all political situation, functioning of parliamentary commission on new provinces and forthcoming general elections.“Restoration of Bahawalpur province was a recognised constitutional and legal right of the people of that area and that has been duly acknowledged and endorsed by the Punjab Assembly (PA) through its unanimous passed resolution,” said Senator Haidri. He said the Parliamentary Commission, established by the Speaker National Assembly on the reference sent by the President, has the responsibility to perform by making its constitutional recommendations in the lower house. He assured former Federal Minister Durrani of complete support from the religious forces for the people of Bahawalpur in their just, legal and historical struggle to have their province restored.Durrani while thanking and appreciating the role and support for the cause by JUI-F and its leadership said we consider Senator Haidri a representative of people of Bahawalpur in the Parliamentary Commission. “The people of our area wanted from the commission to submit its recommendation in the Parliament according to the mandate vested through the unanimous resolution passed by the provincial assembly. Not only the boundaries, financial and other province related issues were already settled in the case of Bahawalpur province but it had a provincial assembly as well,” Muhammad Ali Durrani said.He cautioned that any attempt to block constitutional and legal way to restore our province would be termed a national tragedy and people would not have any other remedy but to resort to protests on the streets. He urged the commission to formulate its recommendations to bring them in the house otherwise it would tantamount to failure of parliament in execution of its responsibilities. Expressing grave concern over the sale of precious properties of Bahawalpur on throwaway prices, he said the sale of historical property was stopped by the intervention of the Senate body in the past, which has begun again especially at a time when the Parliamentary Commission was in a process to fulfil its constitutional duty to restore the province. “People of Bahawalpur reject the sale of their lands and properties and would use their legal and agitation right in this regard because it is not less than a day light dacoity on the rights of Bahawalpur,” Muhammad Ali Durrani said.