Pakistan will forge Punjab to create a new province in southern Punjab: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

LAHORE: The Pakistan Government Goes On With Its Plan To Create The New Province Of South Punjab Bifurcating Punjab And Will Present A Bill In The National Assembly, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Announced Wednesday. Punjab Is The Second Largest Province In Pakistan By Area After Balochistan. It Is Also The Most Populated And Politically Influential Province. In The Period Before The General Elections Of 2018, The Party Led By Imran Khan He Had Promised To Fork The Province Of Punjab To Form South Punjab.

The Province Of South Punjab Will Understand The Districts Of Multan And Dera Ghazi Khan, Said Qureshi To Journalists In Multan, Punjab.

The Assembly Seats Of The Punjab Will Be Reduced To 251 Of The Current 371, While 120 Seats Have Been Proposed For The Assembly Of South Punjab In The Bill.

Qureshi Said That Certain Constitutional Amendments Have To Be Approved For The Formation Of The New Province Of South Punjab.

The Region Will Become A Province When Amendments Are Approved To Articles 59, 51, 1, 106, 158 And 218 Of The Constitution.

The Word ' South Punjab ' In The First Paragraph Of Article 1 The Law Will Be Included, And The Territories That Will Form Part Of The South Of Punjab Will Be Mentioned In The Proposed Bill, It Was Cited By The Express Tribune.

The Province Will Be Born Through Article 51, Requires Separate Formation Of The Assembly. South Punjab Will Also Get Representation In The Senate, He Said.

On Monday, Legislator Sami-ul-Hassan Gillani Presented The Constitution Bill (Amendment) 2019 Before Parliament, Requesting The Creation Of A Separate Province Of South Punjab, Reported Geo News.

The Planned Province Of South Punjab Will Be The Sixth Province Of Pakistan After Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh And Gilgit Baltistan.

Qureshi, A High Decision Leader, Said That The President Of The National Assembly Will Form A Special Committee For Consent In The Bill.

" We Require The Cooperation Of Different Matches For A Two Thirds Majority," Qureshi Said.

Qureshi Said He Had Met With The Leaders Of The Pakistan People's Party (PPP)." I Ask You To Support Us, Since It Is In Terms Of Our Common Interests And A Part Of The Manifesto."

" We Believe That It Strengthens A Federation, And We Have Decided To Maintain A Political Dialogue With Like-minded Political Parties," He Said.

Qureshi Also Requested The Pakistan-Nawaz Muslim League (PML-N) To Support The Bill.

" I Hope They Review Your Attitude To The Matter," He Said.

The National Assembly, The Lower Chamber Of Pakistan, Has A Total Of 342 Seats, Which Means That The Tehreek-e-Insaf Of Pakistan Needs 228 Votes To Open The Way.

The Tehreek- E-Insaf Of Pakistan Has 157 Legislators. The Muslim N-League Of Pakistan Has 84 Members And The People's Party Of Pakistan Has 54 Legislators In Parliament. There Are Four Independents.

For The South Punjab Project To Be Approved, You Only Need PPP Support, If The PML-N Opts To Stay Out Of The Vote Count, Reported Geo News.

The Report Also Said That PPP Support Will Be Needed In The Senate, Where The Party Has An Advantage.

Meanwhile, PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal Said Qureshi Was Tricking People With The Name Of South Punjab.

Iqbal Said That The PML-N Had Already Presented A Bill In The National Assembly For The Formation Of The Southern Provinces Of Punjab And Bahawalpur. But The Bill Opposed It Then, He Said.