LONDON: The Muttahaida Qauami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday called for setting up new provinces or administrative units for equitable distribution of national resources and to remove sense of deprivation among different ethnic groups.
Addressing a joint meeting of Rabita Committee in London and Karachi, Atlaf Hussain said new provinces were necessary for just distribution of national resources, and also for welfare, security and prosperity of the country.
He said an All Parties Conference (APC) should be called for the formation of new administrative units.
He said administrative changes were not made in the country keeping in view the rising population.
He said that creation of new provinces in the country would pave the way for stronger and prosperous Pakistan, adding that the government and decision makers should fulfill their responsibilities in this regard.
Altaf Husain said those in power would have to come out of the boundaries of sect, ethnicity and region, and would have to adopt realistic policies for durable prosperity and survival of the country.