PM Gilani firm on putting national interest first in Raymond case

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said the government would handle the Raymond Davis case keeping in view the best national interest.

“We have to put our country first. [We] will do whatever will be in Pakistan’s best interest,” Prime Minister Gilani categorically told media persons in response to questions regarding the US national Raymond Davis who had killed two persons in Lahore.

The Prime Minister rejected Opposition’s claims that the fake documents had been prepared for Raymond Davis.

“We don’t need to prepare fake documents,” he said.

When asked about Pakistan Muslim League-N’s 10-point agenda, Gilani said the committees of Pakistan Peoples Party and PML-N would have a detailed exchange of views on the implementation of agenda items.

He said the committee would take the nation into confidence.

He said the government was following the reconciliatory politics and believed that a single party could not take the nation out of crises without the support of all political parties.

About the status of former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in PPP, Gilani said, “He [Qureshi] is in the party, will be in it and will not do anything against the party.”

He said after meeting with PPP Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, Qureshi would “tow the party line”.

Gilani said he himself was also holding the portfolio of foreign minister till the naming of new minister.

The Prime Minister announced Rs five million for the Press Club of Bahawalpur.