By Amjad Warraich
LAHORE: The Punjab government plans to create a ‘Ravi district’ from the existing districts of Lahore and Sheikhupura, Daily Times learnt on Monday. According to Punjab Civil Secretariat and Board of Revenue sources, the Ravi district will consist of Shahdara area of Lahore district and Ferozwala tehsil, while some adjacent parts of Muridke and Sharaqpur tehsil will also be included. Two divisions: The sources told Daily Times that the government plans to bifurcate Lahore division into two divisions – Lahore and Sheikhupura. According to the idea conceived by the Punjab Board of Revenue, the new Lahore division will consist of Lahore and Ravi districts, whereas the rest of the districts of existing Lahore division will be included in Sheikhupura division. The board is preparing a summary in this regard to be approved by the chief minister. Lahore will be the second metropolis to house mutiple districts after Karachi. The number of divisions in Punjab will reach 10 after establishment of Sheikhupura division. The existing nine divisions of Punjab are: Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur and DG Khan. According to the sources, the government has also decided to carve a Chiniot district from the existing Jhang district.