LAHORE - Senator Muhammad Ali Durrani has demanded of the prime minister to inform the people of Bahawalpur about the geographical demarcation of Seraiki province in 48 hours, as they are struggling for provincial status to Bahawalpur. Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Monday, he said that premier instead of making political statements for grabbing support in the next polls should announce the measures, which the PPP government in mind for creating Seraiki province while leaving Bahawalpur out of this plan, as the stated area had an independent identity as province in the countrys history. He maintained that people of Bahawalpur would resort to strong protests in next 48 hours if the PM did not interpret his statement regarding the map of Seraiki province. He claimed that 15 MNAs and 33 MPAs hailing from Bahawalpur division could not be able to secure their surety bonds submitted for contesting polls if they supported the idea for merging the Bahawalpur into the likely Seraiki province. Alleging the Punjab Government for sending 'front men to get lands on throwaway prices in Bahawalpur and other parts of the southern Punjab, he asked the Punjab chief minister to check the suspected auctions in the stated areas before fingers pointed towards the provincial chief executive. He demanded of the provincial government to cancel the purchase of 39 pieces of land in Bahawalpur on a throwaway price of Rs 850 million, while the stated land is worth Rs 30 billion. He further demanded of the provincial government for cancelling the auction of another 123 pieces of land in Bahawalpur. Durrani revealing the identity of one of the front man told the media that Abdul Rehman Khan, resident of Nishtarabad, Peshawar was one of the buyer of the recent auctions of lands in Bahawalpur. He claimed that around 1963 acres of land were sold out in the last month, while 1552 acres were bought by a buyer from Lahore alone. To a query, he said that Bahawalpur province consist of Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Lodhran districts. Replying to another question, he while acknowledging indifferent attitude of PML-Q government to the people of Bahawalpur, said that his government had also not taken satisfactory steps for ending the sense of deprivation of this area people. To another query, he said that PML-N could grab the support of the people of Bahawalpur by listening to their demands, however he was not working to cut the vote bank of PML-N.