KARACHI: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday said that the government needs international aid to tackle flood devastation in the country.
In an address to the nation, Gilani said that the Pakistan Army is playing a crucial role in the relief and rescue efforts in the flood affected areas.
The prime minister stated that rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood affected areas is the government's top priority, adding that the government is making all efforts to provide relief to the affectees.
Gilani observed that the inquiry report of the Margalla plane crash will be made public.
He contended that the government will not allow anybody to destabilise the law and order situation in the country. In this regard he asserted that strict action will be taken against those who are responsible for target killings in Karachi.
The prime minister arrived in Karachi earlier in the day and met with Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad at the Governer House where he was briefed about the security situation in the city.
Gilani then met with Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah at the CM house where Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Home Minister Zulfikar Mirza gave briefed him about the necessary steps taken by the government to tackle the ongoing killings in Karachi.
The prime minister also met with members of the ANP and MQM to discuss the looming crisis in the city.
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