Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has presented a constitutional amendment bill to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser for the establishment of South Punjab Province
Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri was also present on the occasion.
At the request of the Foreign Minister, the Speaker directed to make the bill part of the agenda of the house on Monday.
In his remarks, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the establishment of South Punjab province is part of the election manifesto of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he has presented the constitutional amendment bill to the speaker on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said today we have fulfilled yet another promise made with the people of South Punjab.
Later talking to the media persons, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asked the opposition parties including the PPP and PML (N) to support the constitutional amendment bill, envisaging the establishment of South Punjab province.
He said this is the longstanding demand of the local people and it will further strengthen the federation.