apropos of Muzaffar A. Ghaffar’s letter, ‘No parochial provinces, please’ (Sept
29). The writer opposed the proposed division of the provinces on parochial
We make an impassioned plea to the people of Punjab from the platform of the
first Punjabi National Conference that it is time they rose to the occasion and
thwarted all conspiracies against their motherland.
The proposed division of Punjab is a farce and it would, in any way, not be
The problems of the people of southern Punjab should be addressed properly to
counter the sinister campaign to divide the province . Southern Punjab will
never prosper in the presence of imperialists’ remnants -- the feudal lords.
Feudalism is the mother of all evils in south Punjab that must be abolished if
we are sincere about addressing the problems of the area. Instead of solving the
problems, new provinces will bring in more dangers. The nation needs to change
the system and wants reforms, not the new provinces.
The demand for more provinces is not justified. The Seraiki province will prove
to be a black spot for all the four provinces as, on the one hand, it will lay
foundation for greater Seraikistan and, on the other hand, it will give birth to
a Mohajir province in Sindh, Pushtoon province in Balochistan and four
provinces, (Hindko, Pukhtoonkhwa, Seraiki and Fata) in the NWFP.
The formation of a Seraiki province is illegal and unconstitutional. A Seraiki
province would deprive
of its rivers, canal system, resources, population, area, identity, historic
existence, language, literature, arts, culture and civilisation. Similarly, a
Mohajir province will deprive Sindh of its roots and will create another bloody
A Pushtoon province in Balochistan will turn the province into another Rwanda
and lay foundation for a greater Pukhtoonistan.
The dreams of Seraikistan, Pukhtoonistan and Mohajiristan can never be realised
without the division of
It’s time the people of
Punjab woke up to the danger.
The Punjabi National Conference, held on Aug 8 in
many resolutions against the proposed division of Punjab.
The PNC resolutions said that the formation of new provinces was part of
imperialists’ agenda of ‘divide and rule’ to destabilise and break up Pakistan.
Moreover, in future the new provinces will become permanent exploiters,
blackmailers and an unbearable burden for the federation, as the fate of all the
new provinces will lead to separation.
The best solution to all the problems the federation is currently facing is to
abolish the feudal system, give complete provincial autonomy to all the
provinces, to end the exploitation of natural resources of Sindh and Balochistan
and never to derail the democratic process.
The people of
Punjab recognise the rights of Sindh and
Balochistan on their resources, and the federation should stop exploiting them.
The Punjabi National Conference resolution said there were more important things
in the country to do than formation of new provinces.
The federation, which failed miserably in the past to handle five provinces and
is struggling to handle the remaining four, cannot not be entrusted with
administering more provinces. We reject the division of
Punjab at any
The Kalabagh Dam should not be constructed without taking Sindh into confidence
as the real beneficiaries of the dam will be generals and feudals of southern
Punjab. We demand that Punjabi should be adopted as the medium of instruction
and official language of Punjab.
Chairman,Punjabi National Conference
DAWN: Letters to the editor: Wednesday, 09 Sep, 2009
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