All issues to be resolved through consultations, says Dr Firdous


Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the government is committed to resolving all political issues through mutual consultations with all the parties.
While addressing a public meeting at village Dulchikey-Momaan Kalan near Sialkot after inaugurating a project of suigas supply there, she said the PPP-led government was taking steps to achieve political and economic stability in the country. She added democratic institutions would be strengthened at grassroots level.
Dr Firdous revealed talks with MQM, JUI-F and PML-Q were under way and hoped the outcome of these consultations would be fruitful and help discourage the practice of political blackmailing.
The federal information minister said the reopening of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Shaheed case is aimed at correcting the record of the history and added it was up to the independent and free judiciary to decide the case. People were expecting that whatever verdict it would give in this case would be of historical importance.
The minister opined the younger generation should be apprised of the thinking and philosophy of Shaheed Bhutto. She alleged the Punjab government was creating obstacles in the development process. She stated the construction of Women Degree College in Kubay Chak-Bajwat would be completed to provide the higher education facilities to the students of remote villages.
Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has lifted the ban on domestic Sui gas connections to facilitate domestic consumers while the ban on new commercial industrial connections would stay, she added. She urged the residents to monitor the ongoing development work in NA-111 to ensure quality work. MPA Tahir Mehmood Hundali advocate also addressed the public meeting and assured the people of undertaking new development projects in the area soon.
IMPORTED LIQUOR SEIZED: The Sialkot CIA police, on a tip off, raided a house in Hajipura, seized 350 bottles of imported liquor from there and arrested Abdul Majeed and Kashif. Organized Crime Cell CIA in charge Inspector Sheikh Shahid Ikram told newsmen that the seized liquor cost millions of rupees.
LOADER ELECTROCUTED: A truck loader, Mohsin, was electrocuted as he touched the main electric wire while sitting on the top of the vehicle in the Daska city. Reportedly, the truck was passing through Lorry Adda when the deceased touched the live wire and received a severe shock as a result of which he died instantly.