South Punjab province: PTI government to take an important step
MULTAN - PTI government has decided to contact the opposition parties PML-N and PPP over support for the promised South Punjab province as it lacks the two third majority in both National and Punjab Assembly required for the new province.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said he will soon contact the PML-N President and Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on South Punjab.
He said there were some legal restrictions and the matter required a constitutional amendment.
“It is our desire and a part of our manifesto to make South Punjab a separate province and give it a separate identity,” he said.
Talking about the Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement that Pakistan had to be a secular country to have better ties with India, he said Pakistan was an Islamic country and Gen Bipin’s remarks were uncalled-for.