LAHORE - PTI Punjab President Ahsan Rasheed has said that the party supported idea of new provinces but it should be put in action with consensus.

While commenting on President Asif Zardari’s statement regarding creation of Seraiki province, PML-N Central Secretary Information Mushahid Ullah Khan said that the President had launched a ploy to befool the people of South Punjab to get their support. Ahsan said that Hazara province should also be put on the list of the new provinces and proposed that a referendum should be conducted to build consensus over the creation of the new provinces if there was difference of opinion on the issue. Mushahid while claiming that the PPP was not serious over the idea of new provinces maintained that the PML-N would work according to the aspirations of masses. In the meantime, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah while commenting on the statement of the President on Seraiki Bank said that the real motto behind the project was to please banking dacoits like Hamesh Khan and Younas Habib.