ISLAMABAD – Though the coalition government is all set to lay the bill seeking formation of a new province 'Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab' in the National Assembly, the PML-N has decided to oppose it.

The PML-N lawmakers conveyed their reservations to party leadership, sources told TheNation.

The main opposition party boycotted the commission's proceedings, declaring that it would not accept recommendations of the commission.

The PML-N accused the Pakistan Peoples Party of bulldozing the parliamentary process required for the creation of new provinces only to gain political advantage in the next elections.

PML-N Senator Mushahidullah Khan said that provinces should be made after complete homework and consensus among all parties is necessary.

 "There should be some seriousness before taking such important step...the PPP is just using it as a slogan for upcoming elections," he said.

“Without consensus it would kill the idea of creating new provinces.

Another PML-N leader Asim Khan Niazi said that it would be a violation of Punjab Assembly's resolution for carving out new provinces. "Pakistan Peoples Party is using it as an election stunt to woo the public," he added.

Commenting on commission's recommendation, he said the PML-N already boycotted the commission because of its unjustified formation.