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Government has no intention to amend blasphemy law:PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusaf Raza Gilani has said that Government is pursuing a policy of political reconciliation and dialogue to solve the problems confronting the nation. Referring to the rehabilitation of flood affectees, he added, government has distributed Smart Cards among the flood affectees within record time. The affectees have got Rs. 20,000 per family through the provincial governments and the Federal Government will disburse the remaining among of Rs. 80,000 to the provinces soon.

The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to a group of Parliamentarians, who called on him at his chamber in the Parliament House this evening. The Prime Minister reiterated that Government believes in taking all the political partners on board while deciding the national issues. Referring to blasphemy law, he categorically made it clear that Government has no intention to amend the law. He maintained that it was the PPP government of Shaheed Zulfiqar Bhutto which introduced this law in Pakistan.Therefore any amendment in this law would be against our party line,the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister urged the Parliamentarians to focus on the completion of on-going development schemes in their respective constituencies. He asked the parliamentarians to monitor reconstruction schemes of the flood ravaged areas.

The Parliamentarians include Syed Khurshied Shah, Minister for Religious Affairs, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister for Commerce, Senator Jan Jamali, Deputy Chairman Senate, Mr. Pervaiz Khattak, Provincial Minister for Irrigation KPK and MNAs Mr. Aabdul Majeed Khan, Malik Shakir Bashir Awan and Mr. Noor Alam Khan.

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