New provinces: PPP, PML-Q submit resolutions

Published: August 13, 2011
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Speaker of the Punjab Assembly reserved his decision on presenting the resolution in the house. PHOTO: TMN/FILE

Speaker of the Punjab Assembly reserved his decision on presenting the resolution in the house. PHOTO: TMN/FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) once again submitted joint resolutions for new provinces to the Punjab Assembly Secretariat in Lahore, Express 24/7 reported on Saturday.

The resolutions request that the government make amendments for new provinces in the 1973 Constitution.

Two resolutions were submitted for the formation of South Punjab and once for making Thal a separate province.

Speaker of the Punjab Assembly reserved his decision on presenting the resolution in the house.

PML-Q’s Chaudhry Zaheeruddin said his party will continue the struggle until new provinces are formed.

The PML-Q had, on August 5, submitted a resolution notice in the Punjab Assembly regarding the formation of a new province for the people of South Punjab.

Following in the footsteps of PML-Q, PML-Zia had submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly for the restoration of provincial status of Bahawalpur.

The PML-N on August 8 had decided to support the formation of new provinces in the country on administrative basis and demanded that the federal government form a constitutional commission in this regard.

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  • amjad
    Aug 13, 2011 - 11:38PM

    Each existing province need to be divided into at least 3-4 provices, not just Punjab. The demand for the formation of a constitutional commission is reasonable. This commision, should include intellectuals, technocrats, and political leaders, who are impartial and patriotic.

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