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Develop national consensus on the creation of South Punjab province

The party said a new province would "create an administrative balance between Pakistan’s federating units".
Published October 29, 2018

The PTI, in its manifesto, states that it "will develop a national consensus on the creation of a South Punjab province on administrative grounds with the objective to lift 35 million people out of poverty, as well as to create an administrative balance between Pakistan’s federating units".

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018


March 28, 2022: Bill seeking creation of South Punjab province tabled in NA (read details)

March 27, 2022: Seraiki Lok Sanjh rejects South Punjab province bill (read details)

March 26, 2022: South Punjab province bill moved to honor aspirations of 35 million people: FM Qureshi (read details)

March 25, 2022: FM Qureshi presents amendment bill for establishment of South Punjab province to NA speaker (read details)

March 6, 2022: PM Imran says govt will table bill in NA for creation of South Punjab province (read details)

February 28, 2022: Punjab cabinet approves 28.8pc job quota for south Punjab (read details)

February 10, 2022: FM Qureshi seeks Shahbaz, Bilawal's support for South Punjab (read details)

January 22, 2022: PML-N rejects Qureshi’s offer for talks on south Punjab (read details)

January 20, 2022: Qureshi invites opposition for talks on new Punjab province (read details)

January 17, 2022: PTI, PPP back south Punjab province bill (read details)

September 14, 2021: Rules of business changed to empower south Punjab Secretariat (read details)

August 31, 2021: Rules of business for south Punjab secretariat approved (read details)

July 5, 2021: South Punjab Secretariat: Move to take over IUB old campus gets stiff response (read details)

June 28, 2021: FM renews pledge to make South Punjab a province (read details)

June 19, 2021: PPP offers support to PTI for south Punjab province (read details)

June 14, 2021: 35 per cent of province's ADP goes to south Punjab (read details)

June 9, 2021: Cabinet body defers South Punjab job quota proposal (read details)

June 7, 2021: Buzdar announces 32per cent jobs quota for South Punjab (read details)

May 22, 2021: First milestone – south Punjab Secretariat depts submit budget proposals (read details)

May 7, 2021: South Punjab secretariat building in Bahawalpur soon: Buzdar (read details)

May 16, 2021: PTI govt rectified PML-N’s mistakes in South Punjab, says Buzdar (read details)

April 26, 2021: PM Imran lays foundation stone of South Punjab Secretariat (read details)

April 11, 2021: Plan to form south Punjab as separate zone gets Imran’s nod (read details)

April 9, 2021: South Punjab Secretariat not to be rolled back at all: Qureshi (read details)

April 2, 2021: Buzdar withdraws ‘erroneous’ order on south Punjab secretariats (read details)

December 15, 2020: Special allowance for officials of south Punjab secretariat (read details)

December 11, 2020: South Punjab addl IG gets special powers (read details)

September 25, 2020: South Punjab gets its share of Civil Defence department (read details)

September 20, 2020: South Punjab province bill should be tabled in Parliament: governor (read details)

September 4, 2020: South Punjab secretariat becomes operational on Oct 15 (read details)

September 1, 2020: Qureshi announces achievement of 'major milestone' in creation of South Punjab province (read details)

August 31, 2020: 15 full-fledged depts created for south Punjab secretariat (read details)

August 13, 2020: Provincial cabinet amends rules to make South Punjab secretariat functional (read details)

July 29, 2020: South Punjab Secretariat to be established in both Multan and Bahawalpur: Qureshi (read details)

July 25, 2020: CM office and South Punjab Civil Secretariat set up in Bahawalpur (read details)

July 24, 2020: 96 posts for South Punjab Secretariat, 51 for police office (read details)

July 23, 2020: South Punjab secretariat: Record shifting may take three months (read details)

July 22, 2020: For now, Bahawalpur Circuit House to house South Punjab Secretariat (read details)

July 18, 2020: Rs4 billion approved for south Punjab secretariat, GORs (read details)

July 9, 2020: Powers to soon be delegated to South Punjab Additional IGP, says police chief (read details)

July 5, 2020: Discord over south Punjab secretariat composition; PTI MPA threatens to fight tooth and nail (read details)

July 2, 2020: ACS office yet to be selected in Bahawalpur (read details)

June 30, 2020: ACS and AIG appointed for south Punjab secretariat (read details)

June 29, 2020: No signs of South Punjab secretariat (read details)

June 15, 2020: 35 per cent of Punjab's development budget earmarked for 11 districts of south Punjab (read details)

June 15, 2020: Rs2 billion for south Punjab poverty fighting plan (read details)

June 5, 2020: Buzdar approves 385 posts for south Punjab secretariat (read details)

March 14, 2020: FM Qureshi calls on South Punjab lawmakers to aid govt in establishing province (read details)

March 11, 2020: Bill for creation of South Punjab province to be tabled in NA, says Qureshi (read details)

March 8, 2020: PM Imran to decide south Punjab sub-secretariat location: FM (read details)

March 6, 2020: CM reviews MPs’ proposals for South Punjab province (read details)

Oct 5, 2019: South Punjab sub-secretariat plans finalised: CM Buzdar (read details)

Aug 23, 2019: Tareen admits wrangle over South Punjab Secretariat (read details)

Aug 13, 2019: South Punjab secretariat to be set up after political consultation, says CM Buzdar. (read details)

June 14, 2019: Focus on south Punjab in Rs2.36 trillion budget (read details)

May 14, 2019: PTI has laid foundation for creation of South Punjab, says Qureshi. (read details)

May 13, 2019: PTI MNAs introduce bill for South Punjab province. (read details)

Apr 23, 2019: NA divided on creation of two new provinces. (read details)

Apr 13, 2019: Panel vows to meet deadline for south Punjab secretariat (read details)

Mar 03, 2019: Multan likely to be chosen for south Punjab mini-secretariat (read details)

Jan 17, 2019: South Punjab province to be realised, says Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar. (read details)

Jan 12, 2019: South Punjab secretariat to be set up this year, says FM Qureshi. (read details)

Jan 02, 2019: ‘Southern Punjab to have its own ADP’. (read details)

Dec 26, 2018: Cabinet meeting to miss out south Punjab issues. (read details)

Dec 24, 2018: Minister proposes referendum in Bahawalpur to know people’s opinion on new federating unit. (read details)

Dec 20, 2018: Sense of deprivation, neglect in South Punjab will be removed, says PM Imran. (read details)

Dec 01, 2018: South Punjab to get separate development programme from next year: Qureshi (read details)

Nov 28, 2018: Recommendations sought on advance administrative set-up in south Punjab. (read details)

Nov 27, 2018: Punjab minister wants Bahawalpur to be south Punjab's capital. (read details)

Nov 16, 2018: New police office on the cards to look after south Punjab. (read details)

Oct 28, 2018: Recommendations sought from committee for creation of new province in south Punjab: Qureshi. (read details)

Oct 21, 2018: South Punjab province dream to materialise in PTI’s tenure: CM (read details)

Oct 2, 2018: Creation of South Punjab on the cards: CM Buzdar (read details)

Aug 31, 2018: Cabinet focuses on governance, policies, south Punjab province (read details)