MULTAN Suggesting PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif to make preparations for general elections and not the mid-term ones, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday that those talking of mid-term polls were attempting to divert the attention of masses. Addressing a news conference here at Multan International Airport, the premier also hinted at the likely holding of local government elections . And before general elections , theyll have to go for local government polls, he added. To a query, Gilani asserted that the time for mid-term polls had lapsed. Our government has already presented four budgets. Now talking of mid-term elections does not make any sense. Now all aspirants of mid-term elections should prepare for general polls, he added. Answering another question, the prime minister dispelled the impression that Mian Nawaz Sharif was giving tough time to the government. He said that he enjoyed as much cordial relations with Nawaz Sharif as possible in parliamentary system. To another query, he said the vision of politics of reconciliation fully prevailed and the process was not sabotaged. It was not mine or president Zardaris vision. It was the vision of Shaheed Quaid Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and were acting upon it, he added. He said nothing was final in politics, rather the situation depended on day to day politics. He claimed all coalition partners including MQM supported government on historic decisions and national issues. Weve created such an atmosphere of reconciliation that those, who did not believe in politics of reconciliation, are today ready to talk to MQM, he pointed out. He said he was well aware of the fact that government could not exist without coalition partners, and therefore, he always pursued the politics of reconciliation. To a query on Saraiki province, he rejected the impression that the government gave lollipop to the Saraiki people. It is not a lollipop whatsoever. It was my suggestion on which President Zardari directed manifesto committee to include Saraiki province in the manifesto for next elections , he added. He said the PPP government did not believe in giving lollipop to anyone and instead it knew how to materialise its promises. The premier categorically rejected the reports that the incumbent government had permitted US to use Pakistani airbase for committing drone attacks. We never issued any permission to USA to use airbase for drone attacks. The permission was given by previous government, he claimed. Referring to the violation of Pakistani territory by the US forces, he said this issue was raised by Pakistan on higher diplomatic level. Responding to a question on chances of army operation in North Waziristan, he said neither the operation would be launched on any ones dictation nor any body allowed to interfere there. Our national interest is our top priority. If the operation serves our interest, well conduct it ourselves, he added. He said the government sent 2.5 million displaced citizens of northern areas back to their homes and accomplished their rehabilitation in record 90 days. You cant find any such example in the world. Besides this, we also host 3.5 million refugees from Afghanistan as yet. The world has forgotten them, he lamented. He said the level of understanding with Afghanistan had further improved. To a query on likely flood, he said it was an important issue and a high-level meeting was already convened on it. He told the journalists that provinces were asked by the government to mobilise their provincial disaster management authorities and enhance their gamut to district, city and union council level. When the premiers attention was drawn towards political interference in appointment of Vice Chancellor at Bahauddin Zakariya University, he asked the journalists to point the hurdle and he would issue immediate order for its removal. Earlier, the Prime Minister arrived here on Sunday morning to attend the Qul Khawani of late Makhdoom Syed Hassan Raza Shah Mashhadi and condole his demise with the bereaved family. The Prime Minister also performed 'Dastar-Bandi of Sahibzada Ameer Qasim Shah, son of the late Makhdoom Hassan Raza Mashhadi.