ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb strongly denied media reports that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi had rejected 11 proposals presented by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) as a condition for supporting the government’s bill on delimitations of constituencies resulting in a deadlock on the issue.
In a statement issued here Wednesday, she said that legislation on delimitations was a vital democratic and constitutional imperative and the government was committed to proceed on the issue in conformity with the constitutional, parliamentary and democratic norms.
The minister said that in the CCI meeting presided over by the prime minister, all the provinces had taken a decision with consensus after thoroughly deliberating on the issue of delimitations and matters connected with it. She reiterated that all the issues should be seen in the context of the decisions taken by the CCI.
Marriyum further said that the government firmly believed in the democratic process of consultation and viewed the proposals made by all the parties represented in the parliament with respect.