I will vote for South Punjab province: Hashmi

Hashmi called move ‘the need of the hour’ and begged the country’s leadership to ‘listen to the voice of...


August 03, 2011

ISLAMABAD:


PML-N leader Makhdoom Javed Hashmi on Tuesday broke once again with his party’s leadership and said that he would support any legislation to create a new province in south Punjab, saying that the creation of new provinces would help improve the quality of governance in the country.


“If more provinces can be created in other countries on demand of people why such practice cannot be adopted in Pakistan,” he said.

Hashmi called the move ‘the need of the hour’ and begged the country’s political leadership to ‘listen to the voice of the people.’ Hashmi’s party is the most vociferous opponent of the creation of new provinces. The ruling PPP, along with the PML-Q and the MQM, have all come out in favour of the South Punjab province proposal.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2011.

COMMENTS (41)

Syed | 9 years ago | Reply Dont know why some people are not in favor of more provinces which will strengthen Pakistan and not weakened. This will improve mandatory funds allocation in the new provinces for the required development in all sectors of people lives. Multan will be the greatest beneficiary and will be the fastest growing city in the country. Being closer to the port and hub for all agricultural output this city will change people's lives in the southern Punjab or Sarieky region. The biggest losers will be Takht e Lahore or Raiwind who will be restricted to GT road towns for sure.
Aamer | 9 years ago | Reply

@Mirza,

Please also enlighten us all about the good characters of Naheed Khan, Sarfaraz, and Shah Mehmood too, i see you often fail to highlight their good characters when they deviate from Party line.

Shame on PPP for acting like an intolerant right wing party by expelling people with divergent views, yet salutes to PML-N for allowing freedom of speech

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