OUR STAFF REPORTER BAHAWALPUR The National Assembly deputy speaker has claimed that the big public meeting at Khan Bella, Rahim Yar Khan has proved that the formation of Seraiki province is the peoples demand and need of hour. The peoples demand will be honoured as the PPP has taken initiative to receive public approval as the large scale participation of children, young and old people is clear prove of it, Faisal Karim Kundi said during a radio interview in Bahawalpur the Khan Bella public meeting. Dera Ghazi Khan division can also become a part of the province if its people want through democratic way. As PPP believes in democracy, a committee has been formed for the formation of Seraiki province. It may consist of Jhang, Multan, Muzzafargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhakar, Mianwali and Bahawalpur division, he added. To a question, the deputy speaker said that nobody should have any reservation over the formation of new provinces, adding that it was a public demand and not one could deny it. He highly appreciated the large scale participation of youth in that public meeting, terming it a big success of the PPP government. He said that public meetings and rallies were a part of democracy but the politicians should wait till 2013 for general elections. He was of the view that the people were independent to elect their representatives, saying that the opposition was jealous of PPPs popularity. As a deputy speaker, he expressed complete satisfaction over the assemblys working and said that a record number of bills had been passed by this assembly. We have allowed every member to speak freely. However in the past, it was much hard for members to express their views, he claimed. Journalists protest against Commissioner: The local journalists Friday protested against the indifferent attitude of Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed and demanded to resolve the issue of Rs5 million grant given by Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani to Bahawalpur Press Club. PPP leader Malik Shah Rukh and the independent candidate of PP-275 bypoll Ch Saeed visited the press club to express solidarity with the journalists. Lawyers observes strike: District Bar Association members observed complete strike on Friday to show solidarity with lawyers of Sheikhupura to condemn alleged apathy of the doctors of Sheikh Zayed Hospital which resulted in death of senior lawyer of Sheikupura.