PPP in favour of election of expatriate Pakistanis as members of Parliament:
app23-18pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf here on Saturday said Pakistan Peoples Party believes that expatriate Pakistanis should not only have right to vote but they should also be made eligible for membership of Parliament. The Prime Minister was talking to a delegation led by Chaudhry Javed Iqbal and comprising expatriate Pakistanis based in London who called on him at Prime Minister House. The Prime Minister said since granting right of representation to expatriate Pakistanis who hold dual nationalities involves an amendment in Constitution, Pakistan Peoples Party could not bring about the amendment as it does not have the required numerical strength in the Parliament.The Prime Minister further said the government is still striving to bring about a consensus so that the Constitution can be amended and expatriate Pakistanis can be given right to contest elections.