In what can be described as another of its gimmicks, the ruling PPP has pushed the controversial 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill through the upper house with two-thirds majority despite the fact that the entire opposition minus MQM decided to abstain. The proposed law, if signed by President Asif Ali Zardari, passed by the National Assembly and the Punjab Provincial Assembly with two-third majority would pave the way for creation of Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab province. PML-N which boycotted the Senate proceeding on Wednesday believes that through this legislation, an attempt was being made to disintegrate Pakistan. The National Party led by Hasil Bizenjo, Fazlur Rehman’s Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and Pir Pagaro’s Functional Muslim League also stayed away from the proceedings. Mohsin Leghari, an independent legislator made some suggestions regarding the proposed law, but the House rejected all of them with two-thirds majority that forced him to walk out of the house. The main issue that is being debated inside and outside the parliament is whether the PPP is sincere in creating a separate province for Seraiki speaking population or is it just a ploy to hoodwink the voters not to vote for its arch rival PML-N? Creating a new province is not a question of getting a document signed by the lawmakers. There remains a huge activity to demarcate its boundary, allocation of funds and determining its resources. One has to wait and see how things unfold.