ISLAMABAD: With the government and the opposition coming to a consensus over the 20th amendment on Wednesday, the core committee of Pakistan Peoples Part (PPP) reposed their faith in the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
The core committee met late on Wednesday after the Prime Minister returned from his short trip to Qatar. The meeting reviewed the current situation in the country and discussed ways and means of coping with the various challenges faced by the Party and the government.
The meeting also discussed coalition matters and appreciated the support extended to the leaders of the government and the Party by all the allied parties.
The President’s spokesperson, Farhatullah Babar, in a statement after the meeting said that the Prime Minister briefed the core committee over his trip to the Gulf state and measures he had taken to solve short term energy needs of the country.
The Prime Minister briefed the meeting about his meetings with the Qatari leadership, the business community of Qatar and the signing of the MoU on LNG import from that country.
The core committee welcomed the LNG import agreement as crucial to meeting the energy challenge and congratulated the Prime Minster over it.
As the Co-Chairman PPP and Gilani chaired the meeting, the committee called upon the Prime Minister to urgently take appropriate decisions aimed at giving relief to the people.
“There should be a paradigm shift in the policy to provide relief to the common man” the meeting observed.
The Prime Minister said that it was the endeavour of the government to build consensus around major legislative initiatives and that this policy will continue.
The meeting reiterated confidence in the leadership of Co Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Those who attended the meeting included Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Syed Naveed Qamar, Senator Dr Babar Awan, Senator Jahangir Badar, Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Rukhsana Bangash, Fouzia Wahab, Mehreen Anwar Raja, Fouzia Habib, and spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar.
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