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FM Qureshi seeks opposition parties’ support for creating of South Punjab province

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday urged the Opposition parties to come forward and join hands with government for evolving consensus on creation of province of South Punjab.

Taking part in debate in the Senate on Bill moved by Senator Rana Mahmood ul Hassan to introduce the Bill further to amend the Constitution, he said that Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) was supporting creation of new province on the desire of the people of South Punjab. He said that creation of new provinces will also end deprivation among the people of small provinces.

The Foreign Minister said that South Punjab is very backward and PTI government has taken steps for correcting the balance of the federation.

He said that amendments were also made in the rules of business and Punjab government had also approved it and notified and also implemented.