Administrative efficiency requires new provincial demarcations. It is not possible to efficiently manage Punjab, both politically and administratively, with a population of 92 million (citing China and/or India won't work here as we are dealing within our own context).Sparkles your like a senior member here yar, its our responsibility to cap this internet propaganda about dividing Pakistan into a gazillion provinces. The entire new-provinces hoop-lah is just a political sham, and we have already enough things to worry about.
Thats exactly the opposite of what will happen, provinces wont be divided on the basis of administrative agenda, rather the politicians will strive to divide them on ethnic basis. Look at the crisis in hazaara or khyber pakhtunkwa, did you see a renaming based on ethnicity or was it for the ease of administraion ?Administrative efficiency requires new provincial demarcations. It is not possible to efficiently manage Punjab, both politically and administratively, with a population of 92 million (citing China and/or India won't work here as we are dealing within our own context).
I don't understand how new political demarcations classify as "breaking up Pakistan". While there might be some people having sinister motives doing such propaganda, the majority of the people believe that it would bring an improvement in administration of funds and allow a more focused and direct approach towards social welfare and development.
As far as I see it, those who believe that this is some propaganda or there is no need for creation of new provinces are either totalitarian fascists who seek to control everything (like dictators) or they believe that somehow creation of new provinces will break down the federation.
Pakistan is widely linguistic and ethnic diverse and even then we get together under the Green and White flag. I have never seen anybody worshiping a provincial flag. Provinces on administrative not ethinc/linguistic lines would strengthen the federation and help towards creating a stronger, unified, progressive social welfare state that Jinnah dreamed of.
Divisions were too many in number, 26 is way too many. The map I posted above is unique for it seeks to demarcate on a regional basis where ethnic and linguistic cohesion is present and does not focus on creating equally populated/equally sized provinces at the same time.Thats exactly the opposite of what will happen, provinces wont be divided on the basis of administrative agenda, rather the politicians will strive to divide them on ethnic basis. Look at the crisis in hazaara or khyber pakhtunkwa, did you see a renaming based on ethnicity or was it for the ease of administraion ?
Bottom line is people feel stronly about their ethnicity and ethnicity not administration will be the basis of any such division. The formula that works is to divide the province into "divisions", the model that was in-place till 2000. That works the best to ease administration, cutting up provinces on ethnic line will only give rise to more internal conflict, they will fight over meager resources and the centre will get even weaker.
Who cares? All the 'tukray' are still in Pakistan are they not? Other than that they are just administrative entities within the Pakistani Federation.punjab ..punj = 5.. aab = pani = rivers =>land of five rivers
kitnay our tukray kero gay is kay
I was talking about dividing it. Geographically it is an extremely large province with many remote areas.you mean expanding Baluchistan? surely we would have to divide by populus and not by land size
I was talking about dividing it. Geographically it is an extremely large province with many remote areas.
Dividing it into more provinces might result in more towns (capitals of the new provinces) and greater migration and settlers that might also ease the population pressure on the other provinces.
My thought process on this is still at a nascent stage - I haven't thought through all the possible issues related to such an approach.
One such issue could be the creation of a province that has no natural resources or land viable for agriculture - then you just have a very poor province with no reasons to encourage migration, which will be dependent upon the Center for funding. Then again, such cons might be offset by investment in infrastructure and a knowledge based economy and creating an investment friendly climate, attracting educated Pakistanis from all over Pakistan.
Sort of like replicating Karachi on a larger scale.
The bonding force between all four provinces is Islam , we need to strengthen this bond by implementing shariah law .I never thought I would say this, but there is something we can learn from our neighbouring country, india.
During the Sikh uprising and demand for Khalistan, Indian government divided their Punjab state into Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and now Indian Punjab is just a small piece of land. And now no one wants to make a separate country out of that small piece of land which is called Punjab state of India. Khalistan movement has pretty much died out in india. I know its still popular outside India like in Canada and UK.
We should do the same with Balochistan. Divide that VERY LARGE province into 5-7 smaller provinces, and also Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should be didvided too because of the unrest there by the name change, instead FATA should be united with Khyber Pakhtunkwa and the Hazara majority areas of that province should be given a separate province.
Thats all for now. Punjab and Sindh are not seeing much linguistic, ethnic, and sectarian problems as our western provinces are.