Major headway reported in South Punjab Province creation

Major headway reported in South Punjab Province creation

ISLAMABAD - Both the opposition parties PML N and PPP have assured the federal government over support for the South Punjab Province.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has assured full cooperation to government over the issue.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday declared that the PML-N was ready to extend its "full cooperation" for the creation of a South Punjab province and the restoration of the Bahawalpur province in Punjab.

Taking the floor, the PML-N president said his party was considering tabling a private bill for this purpose and demanded that the government extend support in this regard.

Sharif said the PTI had also promised to create the South Punjab province and it should now take steps for its implementation. "Don't run away from the [creation of the] province; the government itself had promised it," Sharif reminded the treasury benches.

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