PTI government takes the initiative over creation of South Punjab province

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PTI government takes the initiative over creation of South Punjab province

ISLAMABAD - PTI government takes the initiative over creation of South Punjab province.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that a bill will be tabled in the National Assembly for the creation of the South Punjab province.

Addressing the media after a high-level meeting, Qureshi said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken the decision to move forward with the process of creation of the South Punjab province.

"This is in line with PTI's manifesto," Qureshi said.

According to Qureshi, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, some federal and provincial ministers from South Punjab, the Punjab chief secretary and inspector general of police were present in the meeting.

"It has been decided that a bill will be presented in the National Assembly in order to turn the South Punjab region into a province. Input and consensus will be sought from other parties on the matter," Qureshi said, adding that other parties have been apprising the government of their interest in the creation of the province.

"They also understand that the region has been deprived [of its fair share of resources]," Qureshi said while adding that the prime minister has called a parliamentary meeting on Thursday to apprise all members of the parliament about the decision to table the bill.

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