PPP holds mid- term review meeting; resolves to protect democracy, parliament at all costs

A mid -term review of the government held in a meeting of the federal cabinet  at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday resolved that democracy, the parliament and the unanimous Constitutional Amendments adopted by the Parliament in April last will be defended and protected at all costs.The meeting presided over by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani reviewed in- depth the progress made by the government, the challenges faced by it and the way forward and resolved to continue making strides to strengthen democracy and address the problems faced by the people.The meeting was attended by about forty Federal Ministers, Ministers of State and the Advisors present in Islamabad.
Briefing the Journalists on the meeting Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that while expressing their views candidly on all political, economic and security issues the meeting also adopted a resolution  of  full confidence in the leadership of the Co-Chairman PPP President Asif Ali Zardari and the head of the Government Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.
The issues discussed in the meeting that lasted for four hours ranged from the current political situation, to the state of economy, from rehabilitation of flood victims to the relations with coalition partners and from the opportunities before the government to the challenges faced by it.
The meeting was also addressed both by the President in the beginning and  and by the Prime Minister towards end of it.
The meeting noted that despite challenges and hurdles in its way the Government had waded through difficulties successfully and achieved significant achievements on political and economic fronts as well as on the fronts of fight against militancy.