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PPP decides to ‘join federal govt’

05 May, 2024 09:45

The Pakistan People’s Party, the major ally of Pakistan Muslim League-N has decided in principle to join the federal government after appointing its governors in two provinces.

PPP is likely to get eight ministries, but the final decision regarding the selection and number of ministries is yet to be taken.

Although, there has been no official announcement or confirmation from the important sources of the party in Islamabad about the joining of the federal government, but this decision has not been rejected at all, showing it as a possibility at the moment.

According to a local TV report quoting sources, this development came after a one-on-one meeting between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto in Islamabad.

It was reported that in the meeting between the two leaders, the issue of nomination of governors of the two provinces was discussed. According to PML-N sources, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif formally invited Bilawal Bhutto to join the federal government in the meeting.

In response to a question, the said sources described the previous performance of party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto as foreign minister as a wonderful period of performance in the country’s foreign affairs. As a result of the implementation of the proposed decision, the PPP may get eight ministries, while the decision has already been taken to appoint Rubina Khalid chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Program.

It should be noted that after the general elections of February 8, Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League (N) had agreed to cooperate to form a government at the center with the support of other parties.

At that time Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had said that they will not be a part of the federal government and will vote for the prime ministerial candidate of the PML-N.

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