Conference opposes division of Punjab
LAHORE, Aug 8: The first Punjabi National Conference here on Saturday opposed the division of Punjab.
The conference, organised by the Academy for the Promotion of Punjabi Language, Literature, Art and Culture with Chauhdry Nazeer Kahut in the chair at Alhamra Art Centre, rejected the division of the province at any level, be it administrative, racial or lingual. It demanded that Punjabi should be adopted as the basic medium of instruction in the province and made the official language in all spheres. The conference noted that Pakistan was passing through the most crucial phase of its history. It should do away with feudalism and distribute lands among tenets and landless farmers. The revenue generated by export and import of goods from Punjab should be spent on the development of undeveloped districts of the province. The Karachi Cotton Exchange should be shifted to Multan and renamed as Multan cotton exchange.