Govt under no pressure to release Davis: PM

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday dispelled the impression that the government was under pressure to release the US citizen involved in the killing of three men in Lahore.
“The rule of law is supreme and no one is above the law. The matter is sub judice, and we will respect the law of the land,” he told Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raeesani and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain, who called on him prior to the meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI).
Gilani observed that the passage of the 18th Amendment has provided real provincial autonomy for the first time in the history of the country, according to an official statement. He hoped that transfer of enhanced financial resources and administrative powers to the provincial governments would enable them to improve service delivery to the masses.
The prime minister was apprised of the distribution of smart cards among the flood-affected people in their respective provinces. They also discussed with him the projects initiated for the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the provinces.