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PPP wants balkanization of Punjab

LAHORE – PPP leaders from Punjab yesterday requested government for making south Punjab as a separate province.

Tending to a news conference here at the party office, south Punjab president Makhdoom Ahmad Mehmmood, said that Punjab government had neglected to protect the life and properties of south Punjab, therefore, people of south Punjab want their firm right of separate province. He also said that CM Punjab’s main focus is towards Lahore development which is creating an element of inferiority complex among the south Punjab residents.

Qamar Zaman Kaira said that PPP during its tenure in government could not implement the resolutions because it lacked majority at that time. “The PML-N is now in majority both at the centre and in Punjab, and, therefore, was in a position to create southern Punjab province”, he said, adding that PML-N at that time had supported these resolutions along with other parties.

Kaira said that Punjab government was spending huge funds on mega development projects at the cost of health and education of the people. “The government is interested only in projects which could be seen and are helpful to win the elections”, he observed.