Didn’t turn down PPP recommendations on delimitations: Marriyum

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Wednesday that the government did not turn down Pakistan People’s Party’s recommendations on the ongoing issue of delimitation of constituencies.
The state minister’s statement comes in backdrop of the standstill between the Pakistan Muslim League-N and the PPP regarding the passing of the delimitation bill from the lower house of the parliament.
“Legislation on the delimitation issue is an important constitutional and democratic requisite,” said the state minister.Aurangzeb said that the government is constitutionally bound to make strides in the passing of the bill.
All the decisions should be viewed under the light of the Council of Common Interest, said Marriyum, adding that the government believes in consultation.
Earlier, the PPP and ruling PML-N failed to agree on introducing the delimitation bill for voting as the PPP insists that the recently conducted census be audited by foreign experts so its reservations are removed.
According to the new delimitation of constituencies, Punjab’s seat share in the National Assembly will decrease by nine seats.

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