ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government would continue its policy of reconciliation and greater consensus on all issues of national importance including the current political crisis in Punjab in the wake of Governor’s rule and the disqualification of PML (N) leaders. The Prime Minister was talking to a delegation of MNAs from FATA, led by Mr. Munir Khan Orakzai, which called on him in Islamabad on Monday.
The Prime Minister called upon all the political forces in the country to play their due role in promoting the politics of tolerance and harmony. The Prime Minister also spoke on the government’s commitments towards the development of FATA and the Frontier Regions. He said more resources would be allocated for the development of hospitals and university in the next year PSDP. The process of development, he added, would bring about prosperity in the region and would help curb the tendencies of extremism and violence. He said that it is the prime responsibility of every citizen of the country to join the government’s efforts for undertaking welfare-oriented programs in order to ensure rapid progress and prosperity of its people.
The Prime Minister urged the FATA parliamentarians to associate themselves with the government’s efforts to improve law & order in the area which is vital for the socio-economic well being of its residents. He said that government understands that majority of the people in FATA are peace-loving and patriotic Pakistanis.
They also apprised the Prime Minister of the status of ongoing development schemes in FATA. Other members of the delegation included Minister for Environment, Mr. Hamidullah Jan Afridi, Minister for Zakat and Ushr, Mr. Noor ul Haq Qadri and MNAs Malik Bilal Rahman, Mr. Sajid Hussain Turi, Mr. Mohammad Kamran Khan, Mr. Shaukat ullah, Mr. Zafar Beg Bhittani and Mr. Jawad Hussain.-SANA