Shah Mehmood Qureshi is in PPP, Says Prime Minister

MULTAN, March 13th: Prime MInister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has said ,”we would maintain the prestige of the country and we not take any negative step which would tarnish our image in the world  on the issue of Raymond Davis and we are not less patriotic than others on the issue of Raymond .Talking to mediamen after inauguration of 132 KV Grid station at WAPDA Town with an estimated cost of Rs.320 million here on Sunday Prime Minister said that Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi did not quit the PPP and he is still with us.Gilani said, it would be premature to say anything about the electoral alliance and it would be decided when the election schedule would be announced.Declining to comment on the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi and growing incidents of target killing ,Prime Minister said that we would have adopt a strategy with  the consensus. Similarly I am not in a position to say about the alliance with PML-Q. He declined to comment on the reappointment of Director General of FIA and said since the matter is subjudice I can’t comment on it.He said that we honour the mandate of the provinces and we would not create any trouble even for Punjab Government. Though PML-N had parted its ways from the PPP yet politics  of reconciliation would continue. Commenting on the ruckus in Punjab assembly,Prime Minister said’ It was expected” however the best side of the story is that despite scuffles, no one of the ‘worthy members’ got injured. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Saturday that the development of infrastructure in backward and far-flung areas was the top priority of government. Gilani expressed these views at a high level meeting here on late Saturday night, where he was given briefing on the execution of PM’s development package for South Punjab. The Prime Minister said that the provision of basic facilities was the right of the people and the government would continue the public welfare projects despite challenges.
He said that the development of infrastructure, particularly the highways linking cities, bridges, education, health and other sectors would generate economic activity in less developed areas and create job opportunities for the people.
He expressed satisfaction over the pace of progress on the development package and warned that there would be no compromise on quality.
During briefing on Multan-Khanewal section of Motorway, the Prime Minister said that provision of modern communication facilities to link less developed cities with big cities was a priority of the government, which would open new venues of opportunities for their people.He said that the motorway would be extended up to Bahawalpur.He said that the roads and bridges, after completion, would reduce distance between the cities. The distance between Multan and Karachi would be reduced by 156 kilometres.
Earlier, Commissioner Multan Syed Mohammad Ali Gardezi, DCO Akhtar Zaman, Chairman NHA, MDA Wasa, DG MDA, PHE officials and others gave a detailed briefing to the Prime Minister on the package.
Senator Malik Salahuddin Dogar, MPAs Syed Nazim Hussain Shah, Syed Ahmad Mujtaba Gilani, Malik Mohammad Amir Dogar, Shah Rukh and Sardar Athar Gorchani were also present.

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