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    Do you support dividing Pakistan into smaller provinces for better governance?

    [size=4]22 provinces proposed for better governance [/size]

    By Our Staff Reporter

    KARACHI, March 25: The Tehreek Shehree Hukoomat (TSH) has reiterated the need to create 22 provinces from present unbalanced four provinces and Northern Areas including Malakand division for good governance.

    TSH chief Mirza Jawad Baig addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Friday termed smaller provinces panacea of all malaise being faced by the country time to time.

    Suggesting that all four provinces of the country, which were disproportionate by their population and area, should be bifurcated into 20 administrative units by dividing each province into five and declaring Malakand and northern areas as two other provinces. He said, "If we continue to keep the present set up intact, all efforts to establish deep rooted democracy in the country are bound to fail."

    Mr Baig regretted that even after 57 years of independence political leaders were governing the people in the same imperialistic fashion without any changes in political, administrative and socio-economic structure of pre-partition days.

    He said that smaller provinces would encourage interdependent entities which would lead to a sense of national integration and the federal government would have far better coordination in a peaceful atmosphere.

    "Small units will increase public participation in government affairs and the elected representatives will be more responsive to the needs of their constituents and will be open to greater accountability," he added. He said that the proposed provinces would also help check the influx trend of population from under developed interior towards big cities.

    According to his worked-out scheme, the 22 provinces could be Makran, Lasbela, Kalat, Sibi, Quetta, Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Bhawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Hazara, Malakand and Northern Areas.

    He said that the average population of each proposed province would be around 7,990,000, which was more than the population of 56 independent countries, including Denmark, Ireland, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, New Zealand and Norway.

    According to him, the population of Punjab at present exceeds the population of every independent country except 10 countries while Balochistan's area exceeds the areas of 108 independent countries of the world while present population of Sindh exceeds the population of 102 independent countries.

    He said that the re-organization would entail stability to the system by removing all feelings of neglect, mistrust, and deprivation and the evil of corruption and lawlessness would be minimized and enhanced economic activities would generate manifold employment opportunities.

    #2
    Re: Do you support dividing Pakistan into smaller provinces for better governance?

    Never heard of this 'TSH'. The plan is a recipe for civil war.

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      #3
      Re: Do you support dividing Pakistan into smaller provinces for better governance?

      i think this system is badly required in pakistan and i have just sent a message to musharaf to do it is well on his site, hope he responds.
      anyway i think this will be achived with it.
      • It will lessen division among ethnic lines that we can see growing stronger day by day.
      • No bigger Sindh or Punjab or NWFP or Baluchistan would mean more attention to smaller areas than to just the bigger areas/cities.
      • It would make people of an area more responsible towards their destiny, meaning more devolution of power to the masses at the grassroots level.
      • It will promote interprovincial reliance and more harmony as neighbouring provinces might assist each other based on common needs and grounds, and this would aid to achieve national integration because of it.
      • Smaller provinces = better governance.
      • Punjab's colonizing and dominance over other provinces will be lessened which will again, serve to create more harmony.
      • corruptness will also come down and also more polititions will have to start working rather then sitting on there arses.
      • more institutions will be made.

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        #4
        Re: Do you support dividing Pakistan into smaller provinces for better governance?

        Suhaib, pls post the link for the article too when posting an outside article.

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          #5
          Re: Do you support dividing Pakistan into smaller provinces for better governance?

          Everyone except Punjab would resist because they would see it as another Punjabi conspircy.

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            #6
            Re: Do you support dividing Pakistan into smaller provinces for better governance?

            ^ Ofcourse

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