Talking to media persons after laying the foundation stone of Labour Colony here on Sunday, the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said that Pakistan wanted friendly ties with India and wanted composite dialogue with it. The PM hoped that by keeping in view the ground realities of the region, India would restart the composite dialogue with Pakistan.
PM Gilani said that Pakistani delegation headed by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would inform the US government about its stance and brief them on all the issues including terrorism. In response to a question, the PM said that they would deal with the prisoners arrested on Pak-Afghan border according to Pakistan’s law.
In response to another question, the Prime Minister said that he would direct the Commissioner Multan to open Qasim Bela road which was closed after the attack in Multan Cantt.
Earlier, addressing the participants of inauguration ceremony of Labour Colony, he said it was the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to construct labour colonies for the labours, because they wanted to see the workers powerful. He said that boy’s and girls high school, hospital and a mosque would be constructed in the colony.
Prime Minister Gilani said that soon PPP would constitute a labour policy and would protect the labour’s rights. The PM also announced the construction of medical college in Labour Colony and he also requested Federal Minister for Labour and Manpower Syed Khursheed Shah to approve 22 ambulances for this college. PM Gilani said that PPP led government was aware of people’s issues and problems including inflation, load shedding, unemployment and poverty and soon they would find out its solution.
Addressing the ceremony, Federal Minister for Labour and Manpower Syed Khursheed Shah said that the PPP led government would eliminate the black laws against the labours. He said that the government would build more than 27000 houses for labours in Karachi, Sakhar, Hyderabad, Gujranwala and several other cities. He said that those who were dismissed from their jobs in past and the PPP led government had reinstated them.