Constitutional Amendment Bill passed for creating South Punjab province
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Assembly passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill to create South Punjab province with a majority.
However, the opposition seemed to be divided over the bill. It was moved by Makhdoom Syed Samiul Hassan Gillani.
The PML-N members protested against the bill by standing on their desks, while the PPP remained silent.
Speaking in the National Assembly, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi invited the PPP to join hands to bring a common bill. “Some powers are against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and such powers hamper economic progress. Likewise, hurdles were created in the atomic program of the country,” he said.
The minister paid tribute to the security guard martyred in Gwadar. “The enemies of Pakistan will be defeated.”
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that South Punjab is the constitutional promise of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said that the government should not get the credit of the bill which had already been presented by the PPP.