Gilani rules out 'political reasons' behind Malik-Sharif meet

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Islamabad, Jan 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his government did not direct Interior Adviser Rehman Malik to convey the Pakistan People's Party's viewpoint to PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Gilani said Malik might have met Sharif for official reasons.

"The adviser did not meet Sharif for political reasons," The Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

To a question about the newly-inducted United States administration, Gilani hoped that President Barack Obama would review the polices of the previous US regime

"Like Pakistanis, Americans voted for change, therefore, change is expected", he said.

Gilani said Pakistan was willing to cooperate with India for investigating the Mumbai attacks in accordance with its own law.

He also said that the government had moved a unanimous resolution on the situation in Swat, and a meeting of all security agencies would soon be called to discuss it in detail.

While addressing the inauguration ceremony, he said terrorism and the worsening economy were the biggest problems facing the country, and their eradication "is the top priority of the government." (ANI)

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