ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday favoured the creation of new provinces.
The PML-N leader said that former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s statement was taken out of the context. “Shahid Khaqan never opposed the creation of new provinces, his statement was taken out of the context. Treasury benches are making propaganda over the Khaqan’s statement,” said PML-N leader.
Quoting Shahid Khaqan’s statement Marriyum Aurangzeb said the former PM never opposed the bill but he was of the view that PML-N had already submitted the new provinces bill in the NA. “The bill seeking the creation of new provinces is already under the consideration in parliamentary committees,” she added.
Marriyum said that the incumbent government has presented the new provinces bill in the NA just to diverse the attention from the IMF deal. “PML-N had already submitted the creation of new provinces bill in the NA and had passed the resolution from Punjab Assembly.”
She said if PTI government is serious over the creation of new provinces so they should also accept the creation of Bahawalpur province.