Ahsan Iqbal of PML(N) has reiterated his party's position over the issue of the establishment of new provinces in Pakistan. This issue became hot when PML(Q) announced their support for establishing a new province in southern Punjab. Ahsan Iqbal has clearly said that the issue of establishing new provinces anywhere is of national importance and should be raised at national level.
During the last year , demand for the establishment of Hazara province, in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa province, created unrest in Hazara division and caused life losses. In that conflict PML(N) had a tough time for they were among the signatories and supporters of the parliamentary bill that legislated the change of name for former NWFP. It was this change of name that triggered violence in the Hazara districts , where majority of the population is Non Pakhtoon.