Imran Khan takes the first step towards formation of South Punjab Province
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has taken the first step towards the formation of South Punjab Province.
Khan has constituted a special committee to formulate a strategy for the creation of a separate South Punjab province.
Notification for formation of a committee to formulate strategy for a separate South Punjab province was issued.
According to a notification issued by the PTI Chairman Secretariat, the committee will “look into all necessary aspects and steps required in creation of a new province and submit an implementation plan to the party within a period of 100 days.”
The committee comprises Mir Balakh Sher Mazari as convener, PTI vice president Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Jahangir Khan Tareen, Ishaq Khan Khakwani, Tahir Bashir Cheema and PML-N South Punjab defector Khusro Bakhtiar.
Last week, the Junoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaaz (JPSM) – a recently formed group of mostly former PML-N MPs from south Punjab, merged with the PTI on the condition that the party will ‘take practical and tangible steps for creation of south Punjab as a separate province’ within 100 days after coming into power.