In a worst blow to Nawaz Sharif, 8 Lawmakers from Punjab resign from PML N

In a worst blow to Nawaz Sharif, 8 Lawmakers from Punjab resign from PML N
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MULTAN - In a worst blow to Nawaz Sharif , Eight Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmakers, including five MNAs and three MPAs, on Monday, announced they were quitting the party and will create a separate province for Southern Punjab.

“The purpose of the press conference is to announce the creation of a new province,” Khusro Bakhtiar said while addressing a press conference in Lahore along with other disgruntled leaders.

Bakhtiarwho is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from a PML-N seat has previously served as minister of state for foreign affairs.

Stating that they will create a separate province for southern Punjab, the leaders said, “Poverty rates are higher than 51% in southern Punjab.”

"The creation of a separate province for southern Punjab is a one-point agenda," they added.

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