KARACHI-Former Supreme Court Judge Wajeehuddin Ahmed on Saturday opined that eastern European countries, former USSR and Yugoslavia were disintegrated due to the iron curtain policies and lack of provincial autonomy to their Federating units. Prominent jurist was speaking at a seminar on provincial autonomy hosted by Sindh United Party. He observed that that US was a successful State because of provincial autonomy. He said that India granted provincial autonomy but our rulers denied provincial autonomy to the provinces . He also cited that no Indian can buy land in Indian Kashmir nor any Indian can be registered as voter there and Indian Kashmir's autonomy is guaranteed in Indian Constitution. The former judge also proposed that a new Karachi City should be established near Port Qasim. All the old buildings such as Sindh Assembly, Khaliqdina Hall, Merewether Tower, etc, should be constructed there and original Sindhis should settle there. He said that those Sindhi Hindus, who had to migrate under compulsion due to India's partition, should also be allowed to come back and settle in the proposed new Karachi City. The proposal evoked instant but mixed reaction. Those who welcomed had clapped and those disagreed shouted: no. Former Member of National Assembly Qurban Ali Shah took more time to elaborate his point of view. He said that he had one of the architects of provincial autonomy's bill in the Parliament in 1989-90. He said he had requested Abdul Hafeez Pirzada who was the Law Minister in ZA.Bhutto's govt in 1970s to draft the bill. Former MNA Abida Hussain, who later became Ambassador to the US, had led the group of Parliamentarians to introduce that bill. 'We were trying to get that bill passed but the then Chief of Army Staff General Mirza Aslam Beg and President Ghulam Ishaq Khan toppled the PPP govt', he said. He recollected that Mujib Pirzada, Abdul Hafeez's younger brother authored similar bill and was trying his best to move that bill in the Parliament. He said that he also joined him. He said Mehmood Achakzai also signed that bill.'However, their efforts brought show-cause notices for them and they were shown the gate'. 'Parliament has not been made sovereign so far. Even PPP's legislators don't know who had authored 62-points or 80-points Constitutional amendments package', he added. Qurban Shah alleged that adviser to Prime Minister on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik acted like District Police Officer and NWFP Chief Minister behaved like a SHO of police. He cited that NWFP Chief Minister wrote a letter on the directives of Malik in which he sought postponement of by-elections because of bad law and order situation. 'Is it provincial autonomy? Punjab's Food Minister had camped in Sindh and bought wheat and sent it to Punjab in recent past'. He said that more money is spent on Islamabad as compared to Balochistan province. President of Karachi Press Club Sabeehuddin Ghausi urged that people would have to prove their claim by asserting their position on genuine rights. Idrees Rajput, a retired bureaucrat and an expert on irrigation affairs, said that 1991 Water Accord should be implemented in letter and spirit to overcome inter-provincial differences. He said that Sindh is the only province that gets less water from River Indus to irrigate its land and three provinces get surplus amount of water. Comrade Rochiram, Inam Bhatti and Abdul Ghafoor Alasti also spoke to the first session. PPP's former Senator Taj Haider, Jamaat-e-Islami's Deputy Chief Professor Ghafoor Ahmed, Awami National Party's Amin Khattak, MQM's Muhammad Hussain Khan, PMLN's Salim Zia and Sindh United Party's Jalal Mehmood Shah also spoke at  the second session. Ghafoor Ahmed said that 1973 Constitution guaranteed due rights of the federating units and nation should struggle for restoration of Constitution.