PTI govt in search for PPP, PML-N support for South Punjab bill

MULTAN: On Wednesday, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the government had introduced the South Punjab bill in the National Assembly and sought the help of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to get it passed.

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During a news conference, Qureshi said the bill moved by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would require amendments in Articles 1, 51, 59,106,198,218 of the Constitution.

“We have to make the amendments to make South Punjab province a reality.”

The minister added that the PTI government had contacted Pakistan PML-N, PPP and other parties in Parliament over the South Punjab province as two-thirds majority was required.

“I have contacted senior Parliamentarians from PPP as they also had the stance for South Punjab…I have told them to work together to make this a reality and have received a positive response from them.”

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