Southern punjab

Bahawalpur South Punjab
جنوبی پنجاب ہاولپور
Proposed Province
Country Pakistan
Capital Multan
Largest city Multan
Government
 • Type Province
 • Body Provincial Assembly
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Assembly seats 39[1]

Bahawalpur South Punjab (BSP; Urdu: جنوبی پنجاب بہاولپور‎) is the name of a new province proposed to be created in 2014 the southernmost region of Pakistan's Punjab province, partially as a response to the demands of Saraiki-speaking majority. The name of the province was recommended by Pakistan's parliament in early 2013.[2]

Criticism

Nine out of 13 districts to be included in the proposed province have rejected the proposal, citing the following reasons:

Additionally, the political parties campaigning for the creation of Saraikistan also rejected the new province as incompatible with their agendas, while Pakistan People's Party denounced the proposal as a "political stunt".

References

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