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Bahawalpur National Awami Party (BNAP) Quaid Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi declared that he was really disappointed at the postponement of local bodies elections as he believed that inordinate delay in the conduct of LG polls was tantamount to depriving the masses of a platform at grass-root level to get their issues and grievances resolved.

Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi expressed the views while talking to local journalists during his visit to Chanigoth and Uch Sharif here on Sunday. BNAP Central Secretary General Mian Ilyas Ayaz and Central Additional Secretary General Mian Rafatur Rehman Rehmani were also present on the occasion.

On the occasion, the BNAP chief greeted his party leaders, supporters and allied parties leadership who had chalked out a plan to contest against the ruling party. He claimed that the BNAO election alliance was in much better position as compare to the PML-N in Bahawalpur district and had the election been held, his party would have been secured a landslide victory in the district. Commenting on former district nazim and PML-Q MNA Tariq Bashir Cheema’s role, he lauded the MNA’s efforts for fielding strong and winning candidates in different areas and vowed to continue alliance with the PML-Q. Nawab Abbasi stated that former federal minister Farooq Azam Malik would function as his representative in local affairs. He dispelled the impression that he was not hale and hearty, saying that such rumours were spread by his political opponents to demoralize his party workers and supporters. The BNAP Quaid said that he was physically fit and healthy. Nawab Salahuddin said that Abbasi family had 300 years old ties with inhabitants of Bahawalpur division so he would continue his struggle for the restoration of former Bahawalpur province till the last breaths of his life.

Earlier, the BNAP chief offered Fateha for the departed soul of his old party worker Qazi Ghulam Qadir Rid in Chanigoth and drove to the residences of Khalid Jhulan, Akbar Khakhi and Riaz Bakhtiari in the riverine areas of Uch Sharif.

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