FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi urges opposition to ‘unite’ for South Punjab province

Bol News  |  Jan 19, 2022

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has invited all opposition parties to reach a consensus with the government on the passage of a Constitutional amendment for the creation of a separate province for South Punjab.

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In a tweet on Wednesday, he said irrespective of political affiliation, the national interest requires unity on the issue.He said PTI’s manifesto promises the creation of a separate province for the people of South Punjab, and as a party, we worked consistently to deliver on it.

As a party we continue to work consistently to deliver on recognition of South Punjab as an independent province. We have instituted separate admin, structure, budgets, jobs & benefits w/ over 35% devpt budget for S Punjab & ring fencing to stop financial re-appropriation.

— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) January 19, 2022

Qureshi said, “Our focus is socio-economic uplift through reforms and setting up of a South Punjab Civil Secretariat and district development coordination committees for better service delivery to people is a manifestation of this fact.”

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He mentioned the institution of a separate administrative structure, budgets, jobs and benefits with over 35 per cent development budget for South Punjab and ring-fencing to stop financial re-appropriation.

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