Gilani’s ‘all-party’ delegation to India a message of national unity

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani took along with him politicians from all political parties, on a day-long cricket diplomacy venture to Mohali, giving a strong message of a united nation. “Representatives of all political parties, and from all provinces and FATA are with me, reflecting solidarity of the nation,” Gilani told reporters at Chaklala Air Base prior to his departure.

He said it shows that the entire nation, including the minorities, stand united.His delegation includes Minister for Defence Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Minister for Postal Services Sardar Alhaj Omar Gorgage, Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah, Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Engr.  Shaukatullah, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Privatisation.The delegation of over 57 members that went includes Asfandyar Wali (ANP), Lt. Gen. Abdul Qadir Baloch (PML-N), Dr Farooq Sattar (MQM), Laeeq Ahmad Khan (JUI-F), Munir Orakzai (FATA) and Riaz Hussain Pirzada (PML-Q),  Parliamentary Secretary for Sports Dr. Lal Chand, Senator Syeda Sughra Imam, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Sherry Rehman, Khawja Sohail Mansoor, Ahmad Mujataba Gilani and Sharmila Farooqi. – APP