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Viewpoint 77: The penchant for provinces


May 08, 2010: A viewpoint titled ‘The penchant for provinces’ by Sania Nishtar has been published in The News International. Full text is accessible at Viewpoints

Context: The renaming of a province in Pakistan has lent impetus to calls for creation of other provinces by various ethnic groups. Smaller sub-national units can improve governance and service delivery including health. This article explores whether this is a viable option for Pakistan in the current situation when there are so many competing priorities in hand.