Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday that strengthening of democracy is the top priority of the Government and all political forces should come forward for this cause.
The Prime Minister said PPP had played the main role in restoration of constitution and judiciary. He said that PPP respects the judiciary and is facing a number of cases against itself.
He said the political parties‚ who are giving lectures on democracy‚ should focus their attention to hold the local bodies' elections. He said the all democracy-loving parties will hold the local bodies elections on party basis.
Prime Minister Gilani said that PPP has secured achievements‚ unparallel as compared to the other governments in past. He said that the success of PPP candidates in the by-elections is the proof of our government's successful policies.
When asked about the general elections‚ he said these will be held after the completion of the mandated five year term of the present government.
To a question he said that PPP led Government is taking various measure to solve the power shortage in the country. He said that since coming into power‚ the present Government has added three thousand mega watts of electricity to the national grid.
About relations with the US‚ the prime minister said new terms of engagement with the US and NATO will be evolved in the light of national interests and recommendations of the Parliament.
He said following the Salala check post incident‚ the government blocked the NATO supplies in accordance with the aspirations of the people. He said the decision on the restoration of NATO supplies will be taken after taking on board all the stakeholders. The decision‚ he said‚ will be in the national interest.