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

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

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

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Image: File/Radio Pakistan

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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.

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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