Nation special report
LONDON: “In Pakistan, minorities are deprived of their fundamental rights and that is the reason that more provinces should be set-up and this is the genuine demand of oppressed class of population.
Saraiki province is necessary and the Federal Government should listen the voices being raised from this part of Pakistan”. These views were expressed by the speakers at a meeting arranged by Cllr.
Masood Ahmed (former mayor of Waltham Forest) and businessman Sajid Ata Khan at the Waltham Forest Council Chamber on Sunday.
The chief guest of the event was Dr. Ghania Taj Langah, the only daughter of famous Saraiki leader Taj Mohammad Langah. Mayoress of the borough Youmi Ausho especially participated in the event. Special prayer was offered for the departed soul of Taj Mohammad Langah and one minute silence was observed. Addressing the event, Dr.Ghania Taj said that the people of this region lack of basic facilities and demand to set-up their separate Saraiki province which would contribute in making Pakistan prosper and stable.
The speakers urge for unity and complete cohesion so that their voice can be listened effectively. They said that 30.5 million people of South Punjab are without basic facilities of clean drinking water, health and education. “The region is subjected to intentional or unintentional injustice and added that a separate Saraiki province is needed the remove deprivation of the region.
Over Rs 300 billion are being spent on a single project in Lahore whereas no clean drinking water is available for the people of South Punjab. The creation of separate province for Saraiki people will ultimately strengthen the federation. They said that both Islamabad and Lahore possess the power but they are reluctant to give us our rights.