LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday assured Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani his support for the current democratic set-up, saying there were some elements who were trying to destabilise the current government.
Shahbaz Sharif held out the assurance during a meeting with premier Gilani at the Allama Iqbal Airport on Wednesday. They discussed the current political situation, rehabilitation and the ongoing activities to help the flood-stricken people.
The PM in response reiterated that the government will continue the policy of political reconciliation, and that all political leadership will be taken along in all matters of national importance.
While commenting on the flood situation, the PM assured Shahbaz Sharif that the government will not leave the flood survivors alone in this hour of distress, adding that the rehabilitation work will be completed in collaboration with all political forces.
The PM also expressed his party’s confidence in PML-N leadership with respect to the reconstruction work, and the rehabilitation of the flood victims. He said that the reservations of the Punjab government about the Watan Card will be addressed and aid would be provided to the flood victims on time.
Different proposals regarding transparent disbursement of financial aid to the flood-victims also came under discussion. The PM remarked that the aid being received by the government will be disbursed through a proper channel.
The premier’s recent visits to the flood-ravaged areas of the country also came under discussion, as the CM briefed him about the situation in flood-hit areas in Punjab.
The PM also talked about the National Monitoring Council, which was aimed at rehabilitation of flood survivors. He added that the names of the representatives of the provinces have been received, and the notification of the council will be issued soon.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2010.
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