Pakistan's MQM party demands new provinces

Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has demanded formation of new provinces in the country.

The new provinces are necessary for national welfare, security and prosperity, reported Geo News citing the MQM chief, Altaf Hussain, in a statement from London.

All Parties Conference (APC) should be called for the formation of new administrative units, he said, adding that the administrative changes were required to be made in view of the rising population of Pakistan.

MQM party holds seven of the 100 seats in the Pakistani parliament's upper house, or the senate, and 24 of the 272 seats in the lower house, or the National Assembly.

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