Pak PM likes Musharraf's support for democracy

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{image-pakistan flag_27052008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Islamabad, May 27: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani today said what he likes most in President Pervez Musharraf is his support for democracy and his straight-forwardness.

"He (Musharraf) supports democracy. He is very frank, straight-forward," Gilani said in an interview with a private television channel on Tuesday. Gilani said his government would support the policies of the previous government if these coincided with the PPP manifesto -- issues like Women Protection Bill and women's representation in assemblies. However, Gilani said he has made changes in the policy in respect of war against terror with focus on finding root cause of the problem rather than use of force alone.

Gilani said he also believed that the March 9 step by President Musharraf against the judiciary had cast a negative impact on his political goodwill.

Talking about the challenges confronting the present government, Gilani mentioned electricity and flour crises, law and order situation and inflation.

On upcoming budget, the Prime Minister said focus would be on primary education, basic health facilities and increase in wages, the Dawn reported.

ANI

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