Gilani says MQM, JUI can return to govt

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here on Tuesday said return of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI) to the federal government cannot be ruled out.He stated this while talking to mediamen after the launching ceremony of a book “Pakistan – Unique Origins; Unique Destiny?”authored by former federal minister Javed Jabbar.To a question about inclusion of PML-Q in the government, the Prime Minister remarked that “politics is a day to day affair”.

To a question about his recent visit to Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said his visit was historic and unprecedented and he will invite Afghan President Hamid Karzai to visit Pakistan to follow up on the decisions made in their last meeting.Gilani said Pakistan’s relations with its neighbouring country are based on the premise that it wants a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.To another question, he said the recent statement of army chief on Balochistan was continuation of the government’s efforts to implement package of “Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan.”The Prime Minister said the government is interacting with the political leadership in Balochistan and the provincial government has invited Baloch leaders to hold talks.The Prime Minister stressed that the government would deliver on the economic front.He said it is upto the parliament to take up the issue of Saraiki province.President Asif Ali Zardari gave a statement that a PPP committee would consider to make ‘creation of new provinces’ part of party manifesto – APP