ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan People’s Party and its allies have sprung into action to get support of the opposition groups on the controversial Dual Nationality Bill that has been affecting all the parliamentarians of late. Likewise, the ruling coalition is seeking consensus from all the parties to go ahead with legislation on the National Accountability Commission Bill, pending with the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice for over three-and-a-half years.Sources in the government informed The Nation that Tuesday’s meeting between Muttahida Qaumi Movement leaders with Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan aimed to win over the support of the PML-N, whose parliamentarians also has had to bore the brunt of the bill.Ch Nisar, however, did not hold out any assurance, and told the MQM team that his party’s stance on the dual nationality was vivid and clear. “It would not be possible for us to abruptly change it,” he was quoted as having said by the sources. The two sides, however, agreed to work together for the cause of democracy and good governance in the country. The sources said the ruling PPP and its allies were also persuading the PML-N leaders to join them in getting the new draft of the accountability bill approved from the National Assembly with consensus. “But still the impasse between the two major parties on certain key issues in the bill remains unsettled. The PML-N wants application of the new law without the time limit of 10 or 12 years. According to the sources, PPP leaders Syed Khursheed Shah, Syed Naveed Qamar and Mian Raza Rabbani were tasked with evolving a consensus on the bill among the major opposition parties, while the responsibility to get support of the Awami National Party (ANP), a formidable opponent of the new legislation in the Parliament, had been accepted by President Asif Ali Zardari himself. Sources in the PPP said the party was in constant touch with the “doves” within the PML-N, such as Senator Ishaq Dar, but there was no breakthrough so far, as the PML-N wanted its proposed amendments be incorporated in the new draft of the accountability commission bill before any further negotiations. Source in the PML-N added that they asked the PPP to first formally withdraw the earlier accountability bill, pending with the committee on law and justice, and then introduce a new one. Similarly, none of their concerns was addressed in the draft of the new bill tabled before the National Assembly. Unless their proposed amendments are incorporated in the new bill they would not sit across the table with them, the sources said.