PPP not to indulge in horse-trading: PM

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Saturday that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would never resort to horse-trading to get majority in Punjab.

He said this while talking to newsmen here after addressing the 9th founder’s day of Chandh Bagh School.Punjab.

Responding to a question pertaining to the current political situation in the province after the announcement of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to break the alliance with the PPP, he said that in politics no option was completely exhausted, adding that “options have now begun”.

He said that even if PPP did not remain partner in the Punjab government, even then, it would call upon all the political parties including PML-N, to come forward to steer the country out of economic and other crises.

Gilani said, there was no deadline or ultimatum in politics, and if Nawaz-League has decided to part ways with PPP, “we will not shun the policy of reconciliation.” He said that all the political parties would have to put up joint efforts for the progress of the country.”

To a question, he said the PPP and PML-N teams worked very efficiently and seriously discussed the 10-point agenda for 200 hours. PML-N should de-link the 10-point agenda from the Punjab government, as PPP has been working to complete PML-N agenda, he added.