PPP seeks independent members support for smooth Budget session

May 18th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad , May 18 (ANI): As Slamaan Taseers recent appointment as Punjab s Governor, created fissures in the PPP-PML-N coalition, the PPP started efforts to seek maximum support of the independent members in the National Assembly for smooth sailing of the Budget session.

Former Chief Minister Punjab Mazoor Ahmad Wattoo exchanged views with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on socio-economic and political situation of the country and more significant in the backdrop of souring relations between the PPP and the PML-N over Salmaan Taseer’s appointment.

Wattoo ignited some more speculations that the PPP was in search of new friends in Punjab after its differences with the PML-N further widened.

Though Wattoo holds Q-Leagues Senior Vice President Office, yet he contested and won the election as independent and is supporting the government in the National Assembly.

Wattoo also claimed to have the support of a dozen members in the National Assembly as well in the Punjab Assembly.

According to the News, the government was making efforts to get maximum support during the budget session of the National Assembly. (ANI)

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