PPP and PML-N coalition in Punjab may end soon

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Lahore, Jan 1 (ANI): The PPP and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) political tie-upin Punjab province is all but over.

PPP sources were quoted by the Dawn, as saying, "It appears that both major parties have reached to the point of no return in normalisation of relationship. In Punjab the PPP is no longer in a mood to tolerate the PML-N government."

The PPP's Punjab leadership has briefed the Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari about the stalement and even discussed the possibilities of an alliance with the Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) in the province.

The PPP and PML-N coalition was formed in March 2008. The PML-N had won 59 seats out of 147 while PPP got 45 in February 2008 elections.

With 28 seats, PML-Q is strongly placed and can claim the chief minister's slot in case its forward bloc comes back to its fold.

President Zardari is reportedly keen to take the provincial leadership on board before allowing Punjab governor Taseer to strike a deal with the PML-Q. (ANI)

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