BAHAWALPUR: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that a committee had been formed to include the creation of new provinces in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)manifesto.
While addressing a gathering of PPP workers in Bahawalpur, Gilani said that the party had strengthened state institutions including the parliament, the judiciary, media the civil society. He said the party had made great efforts for the progress of the country and that they had made it a symbol of the Federation.
Gilani said ministries had been devolved to the provinces more resources had been made available to them. He said that the government under the PPP had restored the constitution to its original form shaped by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
The Prime Minister said that the PPP-led government had taken many steps to benefit the womenfolk of the country, and that the government respects the sentiments and the demands that the people present from time to time.
“We have always welcomed genuine demands of the people and tried to implement them as best as we could do.”
Talking about the rising unemployment rate, the Prime Minister said that the government had had taken many steps to create job opportunities and raise power generation capacity in the country.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Federal Minister for Professional and Technical Training Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada were also present on the occasion.
President constitutes committee for the formation of new provinces
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says President Asif Ali Zardari constituted a Committee for the formation of new provinces. Meanwhile, the government is making all efforts for the development of Southern Punjab, he said. Gilani said the resources of Southern Punjab will be utilised for its development.
To another question, Gilani said PPP and Sindh Cabinet had given authority to President Zardari to negotiate with political parties for maintaining law & order in Karachi. He hoped situation in Karachi will return to normalcy soon.
He said Energy Conferences are being convened to overcome load shedding in the country. The government has taken several steps to address this important issue, he added.