Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday mentioned that sure constitutional amendments are wanted for the formation of the brand new south Punjab province.
Southern Punjab province will comprise Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan districts, mentioned Qureshi whereas addressing the media in Multan.
The Punjab Meeting seats will ultimately quantity to 251 with the amendments within the constitutional amendment bill, whereas 120 seats for Southern Punjab Meeting have been proposed within the bill.
The area will flip right into a province when amendments to Articles 59, 51, 1, 106, 158 and 218 of the Structure will probably be undertaken.
“The phrase ‘South Punjab’ within the first paragraph of Article 1 will probably be inducted, and the territories that will probably be a part of south Punjab have been named within the proposed bill.”
“The province will come into being by means of Article 51, it requires the separate formation of meeting. South Punjab may also get illustration within the Senate.”
The overseas minister additional mentioned that the speaker will formulate a particular committee for consent on the bill. “We require co-operation of various events for a two-thirds majority,” mentioned Qureshi.
Qureshi mentioned that he had held a gathering with Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) management. “I request them to assist us as it’s in our joint pursuits and part of the PTI manifesto.”
“We imagine it strengthens a federation, and have determined to carry political dialogue with likeminded political events.”
Qureshi additionally requested the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to assist the bill.
“I’m hopeful they’ll evaluate their perspective over it,” the overseas minister mentioned.