No change to be made in the blasphemy law: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has rejected the impression that the government is going to make any change in the blasphemy law and said that they would not take any decision against the wishes of the masses.

He stated this while inaugurating the project of model village from OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries).

Talking to the media persons the PM said that he has the right to appoint governor after the 18th amendment.

He said that there is no pressure from International Monetary Fund (IMF) to privatize national institutions.

He also said that he had received the letter of Mian Nawaz Sharif comprising of his ten-point agenda and the government is taking all the measures in the best interests of the public interests. He further said that they would take all the political parties on board.

To a query, the PM stated that there is no reality about the involvement of his family members in the Hajj scandal as these are only allegations. He further said that they are using all their resource which they could use in such a testing time.

Earlier, Gilani while addressing the ceremony said that the country bore $10 billion loss in the historic worst floods while standing crops lying over the thirty thousands acres. He said that agriculture faced loss worth of $5 billion, houses worth of $2 billion and infrastructure of $3 billion, adding that first installment of 20, 000 had been distributed among the affectees.

Applauding the role of Islamic countries during the torrent floods, he said the Islamic countries and OIC played vital role in the relief of flood affected people, adding that it is also working to promote mutual cooperation among the Muslim countries.

Secretary General OIC, Akmaluddin Ahsan Oglo while addressing the ceremony said that they would establish a model village with the joint cooperation of Youth Parliament in Tehsil Tonsa of Dera Ghazi Khan, which would be comprised of 600 villages.

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