MNA and leader of PML-N Makhdoom Javed Hashmi called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at his Parliament House Chamber here Tuesday. Overall political situation of the country came under discussion during the meeting.
An earlier report had said that Senior Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Javed Hashmi has called for decentralization of powers among provinces and implementation of Charter of Democracy (CoD) to get the country out of the crisis.
Speaking to the media at the National Press Club on “Challenges facing the country and its solutions,” he said; “Decentralization of power from centre to provinces, poverty alleviation and low literacy rate are the main challenges to be addressed”.
Javed Hashmi said that the gap between rich and poor had been widening, causing unrest among masses and destabilizing the economy. He said the country had become a nuclear power but it needed to find viable solutions to internal problems and for that all political force should be taken on board and complete consensus achieved.
Though the PML-N had supported the launch of the operation against terrorists, Hashmi proposed that operation in Swat and adjoining areas should be halted and said every problem could be solved politically.
He underlined that democracy was the best system with leadership emerging from the people. Hashmi said independent judiciary and free media were the defense lines of the country and called for rooting out feudalism in order to pave the way for progress and prosperity.
He expressed his support to caring out new provinces, saying this would lessen the burden of the existing four provinces. “But new provinces should be created after evolving complete consensus of the people of respective areas”, he said.