LAHORE: Resolutions pertaining to the creation of the South Punjab province and restoration of Bahawalpur province were unanimously approved in the session of the Punjab Assembly held today, Express News reported.
Both resolutions were submitted by Punjab Law Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah.
“Nawaz Sharif’s vision, his thinking has been fully endorsed in this approval,” said Rana Sanaullah in a statement.
Raja Riaz, while speaking to the media said, “We have unanimously approved these regulations to express our unity with the people of south Punjab.”
“A wave of happiness must have definitely spread in this deprived area, the credit of which goes to PPP, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari,” he said.
The opposition in the Punjab Assembly, led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), had called for a session today (Wednesday) where a resolutions pertaining to the creation of new provinces were to be tabled.
Usually, the opposition benches as opposed to the government benches call for a Punjab Assembly session due to poor law and order situation, wheat procurement issues or inflation. But the opposition specifically called for a session demanding the formation of a South Punjab province.
Following the opposition’s move, Rana Sanaullah had submitted the resolutions on Tuesday.
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