Pakistan’s constitution permits more provinces?
Is PML-N actually thinking about promoting the bifurcation of the provinces of Pakistan? Maybe.
A leader belonging to PML-N one of the leading political parties of the province of Punjab in Pakistan, said that the division of provinces was authorized by the constitution of the country.
PML-N information secretary Ahsan Iqbal, the party is of the view that new federating units should be for administrative convenience, not based on ethnicity, reports Tribune.
“There should be a national framework to review demands for the establishment of new provinces in Pakistan,” he said at a press conference PML House at Karsaz Road. “Unfortunately, the political parties, during discussions on the 18th Amendment prior to its approval, had unanimously opposed the idea of creating more provinces,” he recalled.
Iqbal further said that those in favour of distributing the provinces into more peices should have taken the initiative when ex-president and dictator Pervez Musharraf ruled the country.
He clarified that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s statement about making Karachi a province was misinterpreted. He said that the division of provinces themselves was supported in the constitution and said that they should be made only if needed with the proper administrative plan.
Read it at the Tribune.