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FM presents amendment bill to Speaker NA for establishment of South Punjab Province
March 25, 2022

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has presented a constitutional amendment bill to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser for establishment of South Punjab Province.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri was also present on the occasion.

On the request of the Foreign Minister, the Speaker directed to make the bill part of the agenda of the house on Monday.

In his remarks, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the establishment of South Punjab province is part of election manifesto of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he has presented the constitutional amendment bill to the speaker on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said today we have fulfilled yet another promise made with the people of South Punjab.

Later talking to the media persons, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asked the opposition parties including the PPP and PML (N) to support the constitutional amendment bill, envisaging establishment of South Punjab province.

He said this is the longstanding demand of the local people and it will further strengthen the federation.

The Foreign Minister said PTI is the first government which has made serious efforts for the establishment of South Punjab province. He said it is the first time in the country's history that a separate annual development plan was given to South Punjab.

Responding to a question, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the opposition's no confidence motion against the Prime Minister will face defeat. He said we will face their motion in a democratic, constitutional and political manner.