We will fight for independent judiciary: Gilani

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Islamabad, May 4: Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza has vowed to ensure the independence of judiciary, media, democratic institutions and the restoration of the 1973 Constitution. "We will fight to ensure independence of judiciary, media and institutions and restore the 1973 Constitution,'' he said in a large public meeting in Multan yesterday.

The prime minister went on to say that he would soon announce plans to establish educational institutions, youth employment schemes and the effective management of natural gas supplies. ''The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) will fulfill its manifesto of roti (bread), kapra (clothes) and makan (property),'' he said adding that PPP was a true symbol of federation which had branches not only in the four provinces and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), but was recognised internationally.

Mr Gilani, who is on his first visit to his home town after being elected the Prime Minister, said people had voted overwhelmingly for democratic forces in the February 18 general elections.

''We want to ensure that backward areas are brought at par with other developed cities of Pakistan and to end their sense of deprivation.''

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