ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government would take all necessary steps for ensuring improvement in the security situation in Swat, and for providing relief to all IDPs in NWFP and Balochistan on an urgent basis. The Prime Minister said this while discussing the issue with Chief Minister, NWFP, Mr. Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Chief Minister, Balochistan, Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raeesani who called on him at the PM’s House on Wednesday.
The meeting discussed the Swat situation comprehensively. The Prime Minister said the government is focused on restoring peace to the area through its Three-D policy. He asked the NWFP government for providing full security to the international development agencies working in the area.
The Prime Minister also directed the National Disaster Management Authority to immediately cater for the needs of the IDPs, particularly during the winter. Prime Minister was briefed on various public welfare projects under way in NWFP and Balochistan as well as the overall security situation in the provinces. Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ms. Sherry Rehman and Minister of State for EAD, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar also attended the meeting.-SANA