President Asif Ali Zardari said this while addressing in meeting of Core group of Pakistan Peoples Party at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday. President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani jointly chaired a meeting of core group of Pakistan Peoples Party at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Those who attended the meeting included Senator Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Leader of the House in Senate, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister for Commerce, Mr. Nazar Mohammed Gondal, Minister for Food & Agriculture, Mr. Rehman A. Malik, Minister for Interior, Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Information and Broadcasting , Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah, Minister for Labour & Manpower, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Mian Raza Rabbani, Advisor to PM, Mr. Jahangir Badar, Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, Ms. Rukhsana Bangash, Ms. Fauzia Wahab, Ms. Fauzia Habib and Spokesperson to the President former Senator Farhatullah Babar.
The meeting discussed current political situation in the country.The meeting expressed satisfaction over the Party’s policy of reconciliation and said that the policy will continue in the future as well. The meeting also reposed full confidence in the leadership of Party Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari.
The meeting decided that government would continue its reconciliation policy and constitutional committee would review PML-N reservations. The participants expressed full confidence on the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari.
Sources told President Asif Ali Zardari during his said he did not want to pursue path of collision with any party or institution and policy of reconciliation was part of manifesto of PPP and “we will move ahead this policy.
He hoped PML-N and ANP would soon reach any compromise on the issue of renaming NWFP while democratic government was committed to repeal democratic clauses introduced by the dictatorial regime in the constitution. “I am however disappointed over the statement given by Mian Nawaz Sharif with reference to judicial commission a few hours before presentation of these amendments in the parliament. But we are not hopeless. ”, he held.
He was of the view that it was his desire to give good news to nation this month about restoration of 1973 constitution in unalloyed form. But PPP-led government wants to take PML-N along with it and we hope the coming days will be better days, he added.
Sources told that some members opined that constitutional amendments be presented in the parliament and if PML-N did not support even then support of two thirds majority could be mustered in both the houses of parliament on this count.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani opposed it saying if constitutional package was tabled in the parliament without the support of PML-N then it would become difficult to seek its approval from the parliament as all the members of PML-Q were not united. Therefore, consultation process be continued with PML-N, he stressed. Raza Rabbani, Khurshid Shah and Naveed Qamar supported view point of Prime Minister while President Asif Ali Zardari also agreed over this stance.