Gilani asks “authorized ministers” to speak about Davis

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday directed only “authorized ministers” to speak about the issue of detained US diplomat Raymond Davis, if required as the matter was sub judice.

Addressing the first session of the newly formed Federal Cabinet here at the PM Secretariat, Prime Minister Gilani welcomed the new members.

He said that the Cabinet had been formed in consultation with coalition partners and enjoyed the confidence of the Co-chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Prime Minister Gilani said the Cabinet, though limited in number, faced greater challenges. He also shared his hopes and anxieties with the ministers before taking up the formal agenda.

He hoped that the new Cabinet would work with “energy, zeal and experience” and live up to the expectations of the masses.

The Prime Minister said that his government had always followed the policy of reconciliation in the interest of the country.