BAHAWALNAGAR -The movement for restoration of Bahawalpur provincial status Vice President and PPP Punjab Leader Abdul Qadir Shaheen stated that the provincial status of Bahawalpur will be restored well before the next general elections.

Addressing a press conference here the other day, he said that the time had come to fulfil the long-standing demand of the people of the region and the dream of restoration would be materialised during the current year. Abdul Qadir Shaheen was of the opinion that the establishment of new provinces on administrative grounds was the need of the hour. He claimed that all the political parties in the provincial assembly had unanimously passed the resolution for the restoration of provincial status of Bahawalpur which was a positive development.

“A public contact campaign will be launched to drum up public support for the movement from May 21 which will be lead by Ameer Bahawalpur Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi, Makhdoom Ahmad Mehmood.

, Dr Waseem Akhtar and Syed Tabish Alwari. On the occasion, MPA Samina Naveed and other PPP leaders were also present.