Pakistan

Altaf demands at least 20 administrative units in Pakistan

KARACHI: Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has demanded to increase the number of provinces of the country to at least twenty, ARY News reported.

In a statement, Altaf Hussain said making new provinces is utmost requirement keeping in view of the growing population for serving the people and devolving power to grassroots.

MQM Chief suggested that appointment of Chief Minister for Sindh should be carried alternatively adding “if it isn’t possible administrative division of the province should be done.”

Giving example of other Asian countries, he said India has 36 provinces, Afghanistan has 34, Iran has 31 and even Sri Lanka which is a small country has 9 provinces but unfortunately, Pakistan still having only four provinces.

Altaf Hussain has once again appealed the government and protesting parties in Islamabad to restart the dialogue process immediately.

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