JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the formation of new provinces is only possible if effective provincial autonomy is granted.
Speaking to the media in a press conference in Multan, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the issue of a separate province for southern Punjab cannot be an emotional decision.
He stressed that the parliament is not supreme in the country and real democracy does not exist.
Fazlur Rehman said that Pakistan is unable to develop an independent foreign policy owing to pressures generated by international borrowing. He also said that the Kashmir issue can only be resolved if focus is diverted away from the country's western border.