Force no solution to resolve issues, says Gilani

Posted in Pakistan | 20-Jul-08 | Source: The News

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani .

ISLAMABAD: NWFP Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani and a nine-member delegation of Fata MNAs, led by Federal Minister for Environment Hameedullah Jan Afridi, called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani at the Prime Minister House on Saturday.

The prime minister said force was no solution and all the issues would be resolved through consensus. The people of Fata will be taken on board on all issues in order to evolve a common strategy to fight the menace of terrorism and extremism.

The prime minister said peace and stability would soon be restored in Fata. He said representatives of Fata would be specially included into various standing committees of parliament in order to give more importance to their views. The prime minister announced Rs 10 million as special extra grant for each Fata MNA to resolve the electricity problem and asked them to come up with projects and plans, which are beneficial for uplift of the entire Fata.

Yousuf Raza Gilani said more funds would be allocated for this purpose. The Fata MNAs included Malik Bilal Rahman, Sajid Husain Turi, Khan Orakzai, Muhammad Kamran, Shaukatullah, Noorul Haq Quadri, Zafar Beg Bhattani, and Jawad Husain. Later, a delegation from Hangu, led by Senator Muhammad Husain and Senator Saleh Shah, called on the prime minster and discussed the security situation. The prime minister assured the delegation to resolve the issue.