Keeping up the promise, PTI kicks off process for South Punjab province creation
LAHORE - Keeping up the promise of the South Punjab province on priority, PTI lawmaker in Punjab Assembly has submitted a resolution seeking the House recommend that the federal government initiate the process for the creation of a Southern Punjab province.
"This House strongly recommends to the federal government to initiate the process of creation of Southern Punjab province immediately," reads the resolution submitted by MPA Mohammad Mohsin Leghari.
The PTI had included the formation of a new province in south Punjab to their election manifesto in May this year while absorbing a political party calling itself the Junoobi Punjab Suba Mahaz (JPSM; the South Punjab Province Front).
The JPSM mainly comprised estranged leaders of the PML-N who had formed the platform for the single-point agenda of carving a new province from the southern parts of Punjab.
Under the PTI-JPSM deal, the PTI was to set in motion the procedures to create a new province in south Punjab within 100 days if it formed the government.