MULTAN - Former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani reiterated on Thursday that the Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab Province would be created tomorrow if the PML-N withdrew its opposition of the proposed province.

Addressing the participants of a function held here at Dogar House, he said that approval of BJP resolution by the Senate despite boycott by the PML-N was a big breakthrough. “Now no one can reverse this drive. This movement will go ahead,” he claimed. He warned that the masses would reject all those opposing BJP through their vote. He said that those thinking of distracting people from their struggle for their rights by distributing laptops were living in the state of self deception and their misconceptions would be corrected by the people in the upcoming general elections. He claimed that share given to the provincial government by the centre in terms of NFC award enabled Punjab to distribute laptops and it was the due right of children to get this gadget.

Referring to volatile law and order situation in Karachi, he said that no single party could bring the situation under control. “Instead of pointing fingers at one another, all political parties and national institutions should fight terrorism with unity,” he added. He suggested to all political parties to look for solution to the menace of terrorism instead of doing political point scoring. He said that he stressed the need for finding solution to terrorism problem because the current government would end its constitutional term after few days while the coming government would have to face this menace.

He said that the PPP was an ideological party and it could not be abolished by killing its leaders. He claimed that the quitting of few people, who had no ideological connection with the party, did not make any difference. He said that the PPP was the only party that gave high offices to its workers.

Answering a query, he said that President Asif Ali Zardari’s Multan visit was so successful that senate approved BJP resolution just two hours later the termination of this visit. He claimed that the president’s Multan visit was out of schedule and therefore few parliamentarians joined the proceedings. “It doesn’t mean our friends have left us,” he claimed.