AHMEDPUR EAST - The Bahawalpur National Awami Party (BNAP) has expressed its concern over the delay in the establishment of commission for the restoration of provincial status of Bahawalpur and creation of Multan province.The concern was expressed during a meeting of the party held under the chair of its Quaid Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi at Sadiq Garh Palace Dera Nawab Sahib on Sunday. BNAP Central President Farooq Azam Malik, General Secretary Mian Ilyas Ayaz, Additional Secretary General Mian Rafatur Rehman Rehmani, Secretary Information Javed Dauletzai besides other leaders attended the meeting.The BNAP leaders discussed prevailing political situation and reviewed the ongoing activities of the movement for the restoration of provincial status of Bahawalpur. They demanded National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza to constitute a 14 members commission immediately under the direction of President Asif Zardari so the report for the restoration of former provincial status of Bahawalpur be submitted as early as possible in the light of unanimous resolution of Punjab Assembly on May 9,2012. The party leaders stated that due to the delay in the constitution of 14 members commission, people representing all walks of life all over Bahawalpur have expressed their apprehensions to party leadership and said that President directive should be implemented in letter and spirit.On the occasion, BNAP Chief Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi asked the party leaders to focus on the organizational matters of the party and underlined the need for the establishment of party units at Union Council level prior to the general elections. Nawab Abbasi said that the doors were opened for the neat and clean personalities however the party offices would be given to senior activists. The BNAP chief informed party leaders that he was in contact with mainstream political parties leadership and regional nationalists parties to mustering support for the restoration of Bahawalpur province. Nawab Abbasi seemed optimistic about the restoration of former Bahawalpur province and reiterated that he would leave no stone unturned in the fulfilment of the 42 years genuine old demands of 12.5 million Bahawalpuries.