BAHAWALPUR: PML-Q Secretary General and MNA Ch Tariq Bashir Cheema has said that the Cholistani land belongs to Cholistani people and only Cholistani people will be allotted land there. While addressing a press conference on Friday, he said that the applications submitted for its allotment contained fifty percent non Cholistani people and even if allotment may be made then Commissioner Bahawalpur, MD Cholistan Development Authority and other officials involved in the process may face the music. Cheema, said that fifty four thousand applications have been received by the Cholistan Development Authority out of which thirty nine thousand applications have been rejected of Cholistani people on unknown reasons and the land have been allotted to the residents of upper Punjab including the residents of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Attock etc. He further stated that according to notification, the chairman of the committee will be MNA of respective area i and MPA Dr Muhammad Afzal belongs to Cholistani area but Cholistan Development Authority voilating rules didn’t include us in the said committee. Published in Daily Times, January 13th 2018.