Cabinet reposes full confidence in President, PM

Reposing full confidence in the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, the Federal Cabinet Wednesday decided that the government would continue struggle to strengthen national institutions.

Minister for Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan told media after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani that the government does not want collision of national institutions and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will not ignore the opinion of its allies in decision-making process.

All decisions will be taken with the consultation of the allies as well as with consensus, she added. She said that romour mills were working overnight to spread disinformation but somebody’s personal desires cannot become news.

She said that in the Cabinet meeting “with the permission of the Prime Minister, Interior Minister Rehman Malik presented a resolution to express confidence in the leadership of the Prime Minister and all the Cabinet members supported it, and there is no truth in the rumour of difference of opinion in the meeting.”

Dr. Firdous said how is it possible for a party which does not have simple majority in the House to ignore its allies in making important decisions. She said that the PPP leadership does not need to become “political martyrs” as its leaders have laid their lives for the cause of democracy.

The PPP believes in supremacy of the Parliament and it has summoned the session to hold debate on the matter and find a way forward, the minister said adding that National Assembly session would not result in confrontation, but add to institutional harmony.

The minister said that in Tuesday night’s meeting, party heads fully supported the leadership of the President and the Prime Minister.