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Gov't wasted APC's mandate of holding talks with Taliban, says Gillani

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gillani has said that the Government of Pakistan has wasted the APC's mandate given to it for holding talks with Taliban and it will have to act upon Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) policy against them – ARY News reports.

Consoling one of the founding workers of PPP, Dilawar Butt here on Wednesday, Yousuf Raza Gillani said that the APC had given a mandate to the Government to resolve Taliban issue either through talks or an operation, but Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) took a lot of time to make a decision and to understand the issue.

He complained that PMLN also became a party through the Judiciary and paved ways for his ineligibility while he was a Prime Minister, yet PPP accomplished its constitutional tenure and same it wants for PMLN now.

Gillani demanded the Government to fulfill its claims of ending power shortfall and terrorism in Pakistan.

He continued further that PPP is the largest political party of the country, which is in majority in the Senate of Pakistan and is also ruling in Sindh, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The ex-PM stated that Gilgit-Baltistan was empowered gradually during the past tenures of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, and expressed his hopes that the people will again give mandate to PPP during the next general elections in Pakistan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   



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