Multan not to be ignored in South Punjab setup: Qureshi

July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD : Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday said that Multan will not be ignored in administrative arrangement of South Punjab. Taking to Twitter, Qureshi dispelled speculation that Multan will be ignored or sidelined in the administrative arrangement of the new South Punjab province. “Multan will not be ignored in administrative arrangement of South Punjab. There will be a functional secretariat in Multan with ACS attending office 3 days a week. The PTI has made tangible progress in its manifesto commitments and will facilitate people of S. Punjab at their doorstep,” he tweeted. Earlier on Tuesday last, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had approved the setting up of a South Punjab secretariat. The headquarters for the police bureaucracy will be set up in Multan, whereas the civil bureaucracy’s headquarters will be established in Bahawalpur, according to the Punjab government. A few weeks ago, the chief minister had already approved the appointment of an additional chief secretary and additional inspector general (IG) for South Punjab. “PTI is on its way to fulfilling its major promise by setting up a South Punjab secretariat,” Buzdar had said. He had further said that the office will help resolve people’s problems at their doorsteps.

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