KARACHI - Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro Wednesday said the formation of a commission for new provinces without the consent of respective assembly was a violation of provincial autonomy.

Talking to the media after condoling with PML-N leader Saleem Zia over his mother’s demise, the speaker said: “Before creating a new province, the consent of respective provincial assembly was mandatory.”

“It will be against the provincial autonomy if the power of creating new provinces is usurped by the federation,” he added. The speaker said since the Punjab Assembly had adopted a resolution for the creation of South Punjab province, the government was working on the issue.