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Pakistan, India sincere in improving ties: Gilani PDF Print E-mail
pm-media.jpgPattoki (Balloki), July 17 (APP) - Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said here Saturday Pakistan wanted good relations with India and both countries were sincere in improving ties.He was talking to the media after inaugurating an independent power plant with generation capacity of 225 MW.Regarding his meeting with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh, the Prime Miniter Yusuf Raza Gilani said Pakistan was sincere in resolving issues through dialogue and “it was our desire that India along with its people and we alongwith our people hold talks to improve realtions between the two coutries.”
He said India had its own problems added that the Indian Prime Minister had assured him that India was ready for talks on all issues.
The Prime Minister said Manmohan Singh was a responsible personality and hoped he would fulfil his promises because Pakistan and India both wanted dialogue.      
To a question, the prime minister said he had good relations with the judiciary. Regarding murder of BNP leader Habib Jalib, he said that law and order was a provincial matter and he had talked to the Balochsitan Chief Minister who, he said, had ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter. The Prime Minister said PPP did not believe in politics of violence and condemned it.
To another question, the premier said the PPP govrnment did not believe in victimization and that was why there was not even a single political prisoner the country in the PPP government. To a queation, he said, he would soon meet the chairman HEC.
He said the HEC chairman’s brother was not being  victimized as the PPP did not want to earn a bad name.       
To yet another question, the prime minister said wishes of mid-term polls would not be fulfilled and wherever anyone was diqualifed, by-polls would be held.
He said the PPP government was following the constitution and it would complete its constitutional five-year tenure. He said the government was stable and all people were part of society, adding if there was any flaw in society it would reflect everywhere whether it was bureaucracy, judiciary or parliament.
He said terrorists were beasts and talks could not be held with them, adding that talks might be held with human beings.
Rgarding terrosim in Punjab, the Prime Minister said, “whole Pakitan is ours and terrorism is a collective issue.  And where there is terrorist we will take action.”  
 

     

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