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.