LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly speaker said on Friday that he would move Lahore High Court (LHC) against the formation of a commission for carving out new provinces out of Punjab.
A commission for the creation of new provinces in Punjab was constituted by National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza – though only 12 of the 14 members of the commission have been notified.
The two remaining names are still awaited from the Punjab Assembly, which has to nominate two provincial legislators to the commission.
Speaking to a few journalists in his chamber, Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal said that he would neither nominate the two members nor own the commission formed by the federal government.
Iqbal said that as the speaker of the Punjab Assembly, he would first move the LHC and then approach the apex court.
He said that commission’s scheduled meeting on August 28 was a conspiracy against the province of Punjab.
The Punjab Assembly speaker demanded that Punjab should be given representation of 24 MPAs in the commission.