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PM, president discuss Firdous’s resignation, memogate

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani called on President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday and discussed with him the circumstances leading to Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan handing in her resignation during the 100th meeting of the federal cabinet on Sunday.
A source told Pakistan Today that the prime minister briefed the president about his viewpoint regarding facts about the information minister’s attempt to resign.
The source said the two leaders also discussed other important issues. “Gilani also discussed the apex court hearing to be held here today (Tuesday) on memogate. The prime minister also informed the president about the government’s strategy to deal with the issue,” added the source. An official handout said the president also hosted a lunch for the prime minister.
Earlier, Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan called on the prime minister and discussed with him the issues faced by her ministry. The prime minister asked the minister to develop a strategy to showcase the achievements of the democratic government.
He emphasised the need for projection of the record development work undertaken during the last three years throughout the country at the cost of around Rs 1.5 trillion.
Firdous assured the prime minister that the Information Ministry had been geared up to evolve a strategy in consultation with other ministries to launch the projection campaign.
The minister also discussed some matters pertaining to her ministry aimed at making it an effective instrument dedicated to defending and projecting government policies.

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