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PML-N’s Shah Muhammad says demand for S. Punjab Province would lead to conflict!

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HYDERABAD: President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Sindh Shah Muhammad Shah stated today that demand for  the creation of Southern Punjab Province would open a Pandora box and create unrest in the country. The demand in that regard was aimed at creating misunderstandings among the masses.

Shah Muhammad alleged that the tribal heads of Southern Punjab were beneficiaries of Turkhan and British rulers, who always made it to the parliament with the support of area people, but did nothing for them except usurping their rights.

He said the demand for the Southern Punjab Province was a ploy by the tribal leaders to fool the people to win next general election. The so-called elected representatives were exploiting the sentiments of people for their personal goals, he added.

Shah Muhammad said before the present PML-N government, a Seraiki speaking Sindhi and a resident of Southern Punjab held the posts of president and prime minister respectively, but they did nothing for the socio-economic development of the area.

He claimed that the PML-N government had initiated a number of projects in Southern Punjab, which after completion would change the destiny of the area. Those development works had created fears among the so-called elected representatives of the area, who started making demand for a separate province, he added.

Commenting on the situation in Balochistan, Shah Muhammad said it was the PML-N leadership, which had improved the situation in the province. After 2013 general election, he said, the PML-N was in a position to form government in the province, but Nawaz Sharif had decided to remove the sense of deprivation of the people and provided an opportunity to Dr Abdul Malik Baloch to form provincial cabinet.

He further claimed when Nawaz Sharif assumed the office of prime minister, the country was facing internal and external threats. Under his dynamic leadership, the PML-N government overcame the gigantic challenges of terrorism, economy and power load-shedding