President, PM chair meeting of CMs, Governors; notion of clash of institutions dispelled

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Chief Ministers and Governors of provinces held here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday afternoon dispelled the notion propagated by some of the clash of institutions and expressed satisfaction that there was no danger of any clash among institutions. The meeting chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani was attended by Governor Punjab Sardar Muhammad Latif Khosa, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Syed Masood Kausar, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Hoti, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah, President-elect AJK Sardar Yaqoob, Prime Minister AJK Ch. Abdul Majeed, Senator Dr. Babar Awan, MNA Ms.  Rukhsana Bangash, MNA Ms. Fouzia Habib, MPA and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz Ahmed and Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar.

The chief executives of the provinces discussed the current political situation and reaffirmed their resolve to provide good governance, eliminate corruption and provide relief to the people by addressing problems of power shortage, price-hike and unemployment on priority basis. They decided that strict measures will be taken to check price-hike and black-marketing during the month of Ramadan. The chief executives reiterated their resolve to ensure respect for all state institutions and that they worked in a spirit of harmony and within the parameters of trichotomy of power as enshrined in the Constitution. The meeting said that the Parliament is supreme and it reflects the will of the people. The meeting also reposed confidence in the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and the steps taken by them to strengthen Parliament and the state institutions. – APP