Committees formed for the creation of new provinces

President Zardari has constituted a committee to work on the formation of new provinces.

August 04, 2011

BAHAWALPUR: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that a committee had been formed to include the creation of new provinces in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)manifesto.

While addressing a gathering of PPP workers in Bahawalpur, Gilani said that the party had strengthened state institutions including the parliament, the judiciary, media the civil society. He said the party had made great efforts for the progress of the country and that they had made it a symbol of the Federation.

Gilani said ministries had been devolved to the provinces more resources  had been made available to them. He said that the government under the PPP had restored the constitution to its original form shaped by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

The Prime Minister said that the PPP-led government had taken many steps to benefit the womenfolk of the country, and that the government respects the sentiments and the demands that the people present from time to time.

“We have always welcomed genuine demands of the people and tried to implement them as best as we could do.”

Talking about the rising unemployment rate, the Prime Minister said that the government had had taken many steps to create job opportunities and raise power generation capacity in the country.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Federal Minister for Professional and Technical Training Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada were also present on the occasion.

PPI adds

President constitutes committee for the formation of new provinces

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says President Asif Ali Zardari constituted a Committee for the formation of new provinces. Meanwhile, the government is making all efforts for the development of Southern Punjab, he said. Gilani said the resources of Southern Punjab will be utilised for its development.

To another question, Gilani said PPP and Sindh Cabinet had given authority to President Zardari to negotiate with political parties for maintaining law & order in Karachi. He hoped situation in Karachi will return to normalcy soon.

He said Energy Conferences are being convened to overcome load shedding in the country. The government has taken several steps to address this important issue, he added.


Tanoli | 12 years ago | Reply

pakistan has so many problems bigest one is right now food prices are sky rocketing and unemployment is the reason for all crimes in big cities what these fuedal knows they are living in palaces like mughal kings and engraiz vicroys shame on these peoples.

I own Karachi | 12 years ago | Reply

@Munsif Ali: If anyone of you wants to see a real Pakistan then come to Karachi and take a bus ride from the city center. Every time you travel to and fro you meet people speaking Sindhi, Punjabi, Pashtu, Saraiki, Urdu etc in the same bus. However, I challenge to all my fellow Pakistani to show me something similar in any other part of our country.

This is a pure example of "Multi-Ethnicity", however, if you go to other cities, lets say Lahore, you find people talking to each other in Punjabi only and it is surprising for everyone to hear someone talking in Sindhi, Baluchi or in pure Urdu accent in the same bus. Same applies to other cities of Sindh like Sukker, Larkana and Baluchistan cities Quetta, Khusdaar and KP also.

and by the way, Karachi's oldest inhabitants are Balochis not Sindhis. The city became heart of Sindh after it was inhabited by Muslim immigrants and now it is not just a heart of Sindh but a Heart of Pakistan. Nearly 70% of the income is generated from Karachi only. People in Karachi pay more Tax than any other citizen. Other provinces including rural Sindh enjoys much of Govt. subsidiaries while I have not heard any subsidiary granted to us.

But despite these facts, everyone in the city consider Pakistan's problem as their own. And yet entire nation disregard the values of city's inhabitants.

The point I am trying to make; There are many people or groups of people claim their right on the city but unfortunately none of them owns it at all. If you claim the city then you must own it as well.

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