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Pak President wants to break up Punjab , Create a new province

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Islamabad, July 29 (Agency)

President Asif Ali Zardari has promised to break up Punjab and create a new province of Janoobi (South) Punjab.

 

The Associated Press of Pakistan quoted him as saying this to a delegation of his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) activists.

 

"The creation of a Janoobi Punjab province will help provide the people of south Punjab with openings and opportunities for their socio-economic development," the president said.

 

A PPP team from south Punjab led by Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din called on the president.

 

Punjab is one of Pakistan's four provinces, and reputedly wields the most influence in national politics.

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