Sunday, 24 June 2012 18:16
GARHI KHUDA BUKSH: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Sunday said the PPP government respects all institutions and is working on Reconciliation Policy to evolve consensus on all issues and take practical steps for welfare of the people.
Talking to newsmen after offering fateha for the Shuhada here, the Prime Minister said the PPP government has even been working on reconciliation policy with its opponents.
He said the politics of confrontation is negative adding "we want to consolidate the democracy institution".
He said supremacy of the parliament is in best interest of the country.
Replying to a question the Prime Minister announced that the top most priority of his government is to improve law and order situation and to address the energy crisis.
He said the whole machinery will be mobilized to improve these two sectors.
He expressed the hope that these gigantic efforts would bring positive results to reduce the menace of loadshedding.
He said steps would be taken to control electricity theft and run the state affairs with good governance.
Answering another question he said Pakistan wants to maintain its relationship with all the countries including its neighbours, based on mutual respect and equality.
Earlier, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf laid floral wreaths at the mazars of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and offered fateha.
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf paid tribute to the Shuhada of the party who sacrificed their lives for strengthening of democracy.
Addressing the people and PPP workers gathered on the occasion at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, the Prime Minister said democracy has not been linked with personalities but their philosophy and vision is being applied and thus its continuity has been ensured.
He said he belongs to a middle class family which manifested that PPP honours and respects its workers to the highest rank of Prime Minister.
He said it is endeavour of his party to maintain respect of the poor and that fruits of democracy should reach to them.
The Prime Minister said President Asif Ali Zardari is working on the vision to further consolidate democracy.
He said today Yusuf Raza Gilani is no more Prime Minister of the country, but there is continuity of democracy.
He said he has come along with his cabinet colleagues and party members to pay homage to the Shuhada who laid down their lives for strengthening of democracy.
The Prime Minister assured that he and his colleagues would best exercise their capabilities to bring out the country from problems.
The Prime Minister also visited the graves of Mohtarma Nusrat Bhutto, Mir Murtaza Bhutto and Shahnawaz Bhutto. It was his first visit following his election as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Earlier on his arrival the Prime Minister was presented the traditional Sindhi Ajrak and cap. Recording his impressions in the visitors' book, the Prime Minister paid tribute to the leadership of PPP for giving their lives for democracy.
Federal Ministers Qamar Zaman Kaira, Syed Khurshid Shah, Mian Manzoor Watoo, Syed Naveed Qamar, Nazar Mohammad Gondal, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Advisor on Interior Rehman Malik accompanied the Prime Minister.
A large number of people including PPP workers have gathered outside the mazars to greet the Prime Minister.
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012