KARACHI: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said Monday that maintaining peace in Karachi was a priority for the government. The prime minister was speaking to the media following his meeting with the Pir Pagara at Kingri House where he thanked him for the support of the PML-F.
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf reiterated that Parliament was supreme and the major problems facing the country were the energy crisis and law and order.
APP adds: "The Parliament is the mother of all institutions and if all state institutions continue to work within their ambit, there will be no instability in the country," the prime minister told reporters after meeting Pir Pagara here at the Kingri House.
He said the government would continue to pursue the policies of former Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, which were formulated in consultation with the allied parties.
To a question about his future, Pervaiz Ashraf said "I am here till Allah, the PPP and the allied parties wish. I got the coveted post because it is Allah's wish and I will stay here till He wishes."
He said that he would do his best to follow the vision of the Shaheed leaders Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto, and also President Asif Ali Zardari and would take along all the allied parties to serve the masses.
"We believe in love for all and hatred for none," the Prime Minister said.
He also prayed to Allah Almighty to help the government in serving the masses in the short time that it has.
About Sunday night's attack by Afghan militants in Upper Dir that led to the killing of several Pakistani security personnel, he said the government had strongly protested and he too would talk to Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the incident.