|Zardari summons meeting of allies to evolve consensus on dual nationality bill|
06 July 2012
Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a meeting of coalition partners of the Pakistan People’s Party government to discuss dual nationality bill.
The meeting will take place in the presidency at around 5:p.m here on Friday in which the president would try to evolve consensus among the ruling parties. Keeping in view his past, political analysts say he will succeed in his task.
The meeting comes after two of PPP allies, the Awami National Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional opposed the proposed amendment to the Constitution to remove ban of dual nationality holders from contesting election.
ANP’s Haji Adeel and Afrasiab Khattak will attend the meeting. Khattak told media on Friday that any decision in this regard would be taken in the interest the country.
It is to mention here that the PML-N, the major opposition party, has also opposed the government’s bill on dual nationality.
The Supreme Court had suspended membership of National Assembly of several politicians, including Rehman Malik and Farahnaz Isfahani.
The court had ruled in Isfahani’s case that she had taken oath that she would hold a gun for the defence of her country US.
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