| GEO Pakistan|
| Gilani seeks evidence of Osama’s presence from US|
| Updated at: 2027 PST, Tuesday, July 20, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday categorically stated that neither Mulla Omar nor Osama Bin Laden are in Pakistan and if any one has any credible and verifiable information it should be shared with us.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday she believed Osama bin Laden was still in Pakistan, in a television interview between high-level talks in Islamabad.
Talking to a delegation of All Pakistan News Agencies Council led by Mohsin Beig here at the Prime Minister Secretariat, he said, the role of news agencies is very significant in disseminating information and influencing the public opinion.
He directed the Ministry of Information to develop close liaison with the All Pakistan News Agencies Council in order to strengthen the professional linkages.
He asked the news agencies representatives to discuss their proposals with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to work out details of government assistance.
Replying to a question regarding the issue of fake degrees, the Prime Minister said that to every wrong, there is a remedy. He stated that whenever a seat is declared vacant, the Election Commission would hold elections within the prescribed time schedule.
Clarifying confusion in media reports about Afghan Transit Trade, the prime minister said that a broad based understanding was reached at to initiate discussions for possible agreement. An agreement can only be signed after ratification by the Cabinet, he said.
The prime minister said that according to the Rules of Business, an Advisor can advise the prime minister but cannot take decisions on his behalf.
About coverage of Pakistan's participation in the US Nuclear Summit, the prime minister said that it was for the first time that the world accepted Pakistan's nuclear status.
The prime minister further said that he had told the Indian Prime Minister in Bhutan that the present government enjoys broad based support of all political parties, institutions and stakeholders, therefore, it is in a much better position to negotiate outstanding issues with India.
He said that Kashmir is a core issue between India and Pakistan and we have raised Kashmir issue at every level and meetings with the foreign delegations.