Separate province in South Punjab will be established this year: Qureshi

Separate province in South Punjab will be established this year: Qureshi

Multan (Staff Report): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that a separate province in South Punjab will be established this year.


Talking to newsmen in Multan, the foreign minister said that that a separate Civil Secretariat along with Public Service Commission will also be established for the proposed province.

He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has sought support from the opposition for the creation of southern Punjab Province.

The foreign minister added that the PTI government believes in the rule of law. He said that the incumbent government has not filed any corruption case against any politician as all the cases by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were registered during previous governments’ tenures.

The FM that politics of confrontation is not the policy of the government and that they are just implementing the decisions of courts.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan believes in the supremacy of law and he even appeared in the unjustified helicopter case”, Qureshi added.

Responding to a question regarding the economic situation, the minister said Saudi Arabia, UAE and China are cooperating with Pakistan for the revival of the economy due to the sincere efforts and effective foreign policy.

The foreign minister informed that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad along with a delegation of investors will visit Pakistan on January 23.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Qatar on January 22 to further solidify bilateral relations between the two countries.

"Qatar has announced to provide one hundred thousand jobs to Pakistani people," Qureshi said.

To another question, the foreign minister said that that human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir is alarming and the international community has also realised its gravity.