In today’s episode of the Tribune Take, we take a look at the conflict between various parties even as they all call for the creation of new province(s) in south Punjab.
Gibran Peshimam, News Editor of The Express Tribune in Karachi, says that one of the reasons why the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the Awami National Party (ANP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are at a logger heads despite all wanting the creation of new province(s) in south Punjab was the fact that the MQM had by-passed the provincial assemblies and tabled a resolution in the national assembly.
He says that while both ANP and MQM do not have any support in south Punjab, but the creation of any new province in south Punjab would set a precedent for the creation of other provinces, such as the ethnic Hazara province in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the alleged Jinnahpur state, believed to have been thought up by the MQM.
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