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PPP Parliamentary party meets

world Updated: Feb 22, 2008 15:44 IST

The Pakistan People's Party will hold a series of meeting of its newly elected representatives to discuss government formation with allies at the Centre and in provinces.

The PPP parliamentary party, which emerged as the single largest group in the National Assembly with 88 seats, will met here today to discuss the agreement between its co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML(N) chief Nawaz Sharif on forming a "national consensus government," party sources said.

The PPP parliamentary party in Punjab province will meet on Saturday where the PML (N) has emerged as the biggest party with 102 members. The PPP won 77 out of the 297 seats in the Feb 18 poll.

The PPP members elected to NWFP assembly, where the Awami National Party (29) is the biggest group, will also meet tomorrow. The PPP won 18 out of 99 seats in the province and may form an alliance with ANP.

The PPP Sindh Parliamentary party which bagged 66 out of 130 seats will meet on Feb 24. The MQM with 36 seats has said it was open to an alliance with the party of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

The seven party members elected to Balochistan Assembly will also meet on the same day. PPP's main rival the PML(Q) is the biggest party in the 51-member assembly with 17 seats.