PM and CM Punjab reiterate to cooperate in restoring 1973 constitution

Sunday, July 26, 2009 Leave a Comment

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Chief Minister Punjab and President PML (N) Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif have reiterated that both PPP and PML-N would cooperate in restoring the 1973 constitution by undoing the 17th Amendment and ensuring implementation of the Charter of Democracy.

Chief Minister, Punjab and President PML (N) Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at his Lahore residence on Sunday.

The meeting reviewed the overall political scenario of the country including
issues related to local governments.

The Prime Minister during the meeting said that under the constitution local government is a provincial subject and all the four provinces are empowered to take decision regarding the status and future of local bodies. Accordingly, the appointment of Administrators falls in the domain of the respective provincial governments, he said.

He said the government is paying special attention to the development of south Punjab and the federal and provincial governments need to work in close coordination in this regard as projects worth billions of rupees are being undertaken for the uplift of the area.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif briefed the Prime Minister about the law and order situation in the province and measures being taken for maintaining public order in all parts of the province.

He congratulated the Prime Minister on his successful visit to Sharm-el-Sheikh and his meetings with various heads of government, including the Indian Prime Minister, on the sidelines of the NAM Summit.

It was decided that a meeting of the Chief Ministers of all the four provinces would be convened under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister to discuss the problems and difficulties being faced by the common man.