Gilani under pressure "to betray" PPP

   Apr 22, 4:15 pm

Rahimyar Khan (Pakistan), Apr 22 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that he is under pressure to betray the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), but has vowed to remain loyal.

Addressing a gathering at Chachran Sharif on Saturday, Gilani said he could not even think of doing anything unconstitutional, as he was a "custodian of the seat" of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.

The Dawn quoted Gilani as saying that "opponents are hatching conspiracies" against the PPP, but they would not succeed in causing any harm to the government.

He said the government would create 100,000 jobs during the coming financial year. "The finance minister has been asked to ensure that the promise is fulfilled," he said.

Gilani said the government is considering setting up an engineering university and an information technology centre in Rahimyar Khan.

He also promised the construction of a flyover in Rahimyar Khan during the next financial year, a Rs 50 million grant for the construction of Chachran Sharif model city, Rs100 million for establishment of a cadet college in Khanpur and Rs1 million for a water supply scheme in Feroza town. (ANI)

German intelligence blames pro-Russian separatists for downing of MH17 over Ukraine Oct 20, 4:43 pm
Sydney, Oct 20 (ANI): German Intelligence authorities have blamed pro-Russian separatists for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine due to the use of missiles captured from government forces, said reports.
Full Story
Australian senator says decision to allow burqas in Parliament will make Islamic extremists 'smile' Oct 20, 3:52 pm
Melbourne, Oct 20 (ANI): Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says that the decision to allow burqas to be worn in Australia's Parliament will make Islamic extremists "smile".
Full Story
Kazakhstan joins ASEM, moves to boost multilateral cooperation under new format Oct 20, 3:52 pm
Astana/New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): Kazakhstan has officially joined the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), a key forum for dialogue and cooperation between the two continents, and took part in the 10th ASEM Summit held in Milan, Italy, on October 16 and 17.
Full Story
Kim Jong-Un hosts banquet for gold medal winners Oct 20, 1:41 pm
London, Oct 20 (ANI): North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hosted a banquet for athletes who bagged gold medals for the country at the 17th Asian Games held in South Korea.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY