Mustafa Haider Khan
Federation of Pakistan comprises four units namely Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwah and Balochistan. All these units have many common points and interests and some differences and progress and developments of the four provinces obviously results in progress and development as well as prosperity of the whole country. Chief Ministers of the four provinces exchange views on mutual interests and sort out difference whenever they have the opportunity to be together on any occasion. In this way, much needed and desired national unity and harmony is promoted and better understanding of each others’ problems is created.
This is what happened when Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah paid his first vist after assuming the high office to Lahore, called on his Punjab counterpart Shehbaz Sharif and exchanged views with him on matters of mutual interests. Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif underlined the dire need for promotion of national solidarity and harmony. He said progress and development of four federating units of Pakistan will quite obviously and expectedly result in prosperity of the whole country. The two Chief Ministers remained together, had lunch and availed the opportunity to discuss matters of mutual interest and promotion of inter-Provincial harmony.
The Sindh Chief Minister appreciated the decision of the Punjab Government to include students, both boys and girls, of Sindh, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwah, Balochistan and Azad Kashnir in its educational programmes as this is a step further to promote national harmony and brotherhood. All this augurs well surely. The Chief Ministers of the four Provinces should frequently meet and exchange views on matters of mutual interests and understand each others’ point of view of various issues and try to solve these by developing consensus in the larger national interest, which is definitely superior to all provincial, regional and other interests, with positive spirit of give and take.