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PTI absorbs Junoobi Punjab Suba Mahaz after promise for South Punjab

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    JPSM president Khusro Bakhtiar alongside PTI chairman Imran Khan at their press conference on Wednesday. — DawnNewsTV

    The estranged PML-N lawmakers who had formed the Junoobi Punjab Suba Mahaz (JPSM) a month ago officially merged into the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday and will now contest the 2018 general elections under the PTI banner.

    The two parties had reached an agreement a day earlier and made their merger official at a press conference in Islamabad today.

    JPSM president Khusro Bakhtiar said that the merger was made possible after the PTI included the formation of a new province in south Punjab to their election manifesto. Under the deal, the PTI is to set in motion the procedures to create a new province in south Punjab within 100 days if it forms the next government.

    "We had presented our case in front of Pakistan just a month ago," said Bakhtiar. "In just this one month, the party that will be the creator of a new Pakistan, has not only added our demand for a separate province in south Punjab to its manifesto but also promised the same — not to us but to the people of Pakistan."

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    Bakhtiar again highlighted the importance for a separate province, saying that doing so is imperative for "Pakistan's internal cohesion" and that it would help the country emerge as a powerful nation.

    In a reference to the PML-N, he said that the party that has been ruling Punjab for the last 30-35 years kept south Punjab with itself not for the sake of federation but just to keep on ruling.

    "It's the decision of the people of southern Punjab that they don't want to live this life of subjugation," he added.

    PTI Chairman Imran Khan, after welcoming Bakhtiar and the rest of the JPSM leaders into his party, explained that agreeing to the formation of a new province "is not a political decision but [his] conviction".

    "Others before me may have made the same promise but I strongly believe that a federation gets stronger only when the federating units are happy to be a part of the nation," he said. "I believe that administering big units is very difficult."

    "Lahore is my city; I should be happy that 53 or 55 per cent of Punjab’s budget is being spent there but as a Pakistani I can tell you that this is damaging Pakistan,” Khan said before adding that the practice promotes inferiority complex.

    The PTI chief said that if his party comes into power he would expedite both the south Punjab province as well as Fata's merger into the KP.

    “We commit that, even though it won’t be easy, this will be our cause and we will expedite this — not just this but Fata’s merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa too,” he said.

    When asked why does he want to split Punjab into two but merge Fata into the KP, Khan said: "Fata's issue is that its system has been demolished due to the war on terrorism. They neither have an old system nor a new one. The people there never wanted to join KP but they've sort of become orphans now so a merger with the KP is their demand now."
     
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    I don't understand the logic behind division of Punjab only for better administration, aren't other provinces suffering as well? And in KPK addition is being done instead of division .
     
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    Guys, @Shane @Maarkhoor @Baghial @Syed1. @PakSword eventually,
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    She was trying to play on both sides for quite some and I was waiting when will she finally walk out of the bag

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    Population is the key factor. Punjab is too big to be a single province. If you stop watching pogo, it will become easy for you to understand as well.
     
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    If you think Sindh, Baluchistan and KPK are more developed than you seriously need to ask elders to show you Pakistan which is outside of few km radius of your home.
     
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    Excellent decision. Remember its demand for South Punjab province and not a Sariki province . The division would be based on administrative basis and not on linguistic lines. As we all know from recent from Census that 55 % people live in Punjab. With the division Pakistan would have more equal representation of all provinces. With 30 percent in North Punjab, 25 South Punjab, 23 percent Sindh, 19 percent KPK ( after FATA merger) and 6 percent Baluchistan.
     
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    That would be more equitable. Right now all you have to do is win central Punjab and rule over all of Pakistan.
     
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    Exactly.

    Well with due respect , if some one things division will end problems than he is making a fatal mistake. Division only improves administration in provinces/states which are highly populated.
     
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    Outside my home is Stockholm, Sweden....for that you will need to get elderly help to understand the map.

    It is a good starting point but ultimately we need to dissolve all the provinces into the division or district size units controlled directly by the central govt each with its own local govt...so all the legislation moves to the centre...more like Swedish commune system @Kambojaric
     
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    We aren't rich country to afford luxurious of one more Chief minister and his cabinet. We should eliminate the provincial assemblies altogether, elevate and improve local bodies system to division level with mayor of division being Administrator of division assisted by Town/City Nazims. Only National assembly and senate is enough to do legislation.

    Any one who thinks making South Punjab "On Administrative Bases" will not turn into linguistic later on is living in fools paradise, keep in mind Pirs, Makhdooms and Wadairas of South Punjab are extension of Interior Sindh, they are not any different from their counter parts.
     
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    I fully support division of Punjab based on administrative basis, that should serve south Punjab better in terms of human development.
     
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    Haha I am a hard baked Potian. I just use pmln propaganda to tease them. Check my threads from IK Dharna 2014
     
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    You're a shitwari..hard boiled. :lol::lol:
     
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    A division of Punjab; into a North and South Punjab, and not along any ethic/linguistic lines would help in governance, along with bringing back Mayors in the major cities. the key is good governance and equitable distribution of resources. Being from Multan, I never supported a Serakistan Province (It seemed Anti-Pakistan). For a long time, I opposed this division of Provinces, because I feared it would start the ball rolling on dividing to give more power to the local big wigs in the area, but a Punjab with 55 percent of the population had the opportunity under the PML-N to rule equitably, but choose to spend in Lahore. A Division that will leave northern Punjab with only 30 percent of the population, will make elections more competitive, and hopefully force development equally throughout the country.

    Lets see what the Military has to say about this. Maybe this public announcement was blessed by the military. If so a PTI win will divide Punjab in short order and end the lock of PML-N on Punjab. Lets hope PTI doesn't become a new PML-N or PPP and stays true to its ideals. Here's to hoping the Captain leads the nation to victory for justice and equitable development.
     
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