MULTAN/QUETTA - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani has expressed the hope that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari would be elected as president easily. Addressing a news conference here at Multan Airport after his arrival from Quetta on Sunday, he said the PPP possessed required majority to get Zardari elected as President. "He is symbol of federation and equally acceptable to all provinces," he added. He said the government and federation would gain further strength after Zardari's election as president. He said there was no question of using of 58-2 (B) against his government by Zardari. "It doesn't make any sense. It's PPP's government. What Laghari did is part of the past," he added. Answering a question, he said that according to the Constitution the presidential election should be held within 30 days. "This limit will end on September 6. Now it's the responsibility of the election commission to hold polls. The government can't delay or postpone them," he added. He said the PPP wanted to change the system and therefore it had started talks with the Q league. He said nothing was final in politics. He claimed that the PPP enjoyed support from Q and N league members, but he declined to reveal their number. He strongly dispelled the impression that the PPP was trying to destabilise Punjab government. "There is no question of conflict. We're still coalition partners in the province. It's our government too," he asserted. He said that the statements of N league leaders regarding resistance in case of PPP's attempt to destabilize the Punjab government were inappropriate. "The snag is that there has not been any tradition like different-party rule in the centre and provinces. That's why this kind of concerns are arising," he added. He said that it was quite normal in democratic system that different provinces were ruled by different parties. About acceptance of resignations of PML-N ministers, he said that the government would ponder over the issue if Shahbaz Sharif talked to him or Nawaz Sharif contacted Asif Ali Zardari. He said no body from the PML-N had contacted the PPP on resignation issue so far. To a query on price hike, he said that the problem took place due to removal of subsidy. He said that previously foreign loans were distributed in term of subsidy as a result of which country's economy got feeble. "If we start spending loans in the same way, the economy will never get stable," he added. He said that the lenders including IMF and World Bank strongly objected to subsidy policy and demanded for its removal. So the government had to raise the electricity rates, he said and added: "Though it was a very tough decision for an elected government, yet we took this step to bring the economy on right track," he added. Referring to loadshedding, he said the government had arranged Rs 32 billion to pay oil bill of WAPDA with a view to restore power generation. He said that the PSO suspended oil supply to the WAPDA as the latter had become defaulter of Rs 64 billion. About terrorism, he said that the all out measures would be adopted to establish the writ of government. He said that some miscreants wanted to disrupt peace in the country but the Pakistanis were loyal people. He said that it was the duty of the government to protect life and property of the public. "If we can't discharge this duty, we have no right to remain in power," he added.   He said that he could not give any deadline on judges issue. "I am prime minister so I can't give any deadline. But I assure you that they will be restored through the parliament process," he added. Report from Quetta: Prime Minister Gilani has said that election of Asif Zardari as president was vital for integrity of the country and democracy. "There would be no conspiracy in President House against democracy in future if Zardari is elected as president of the country. It will bring political stability. His election is also necessary for creating harmony and cohesion between the Centre and provinces." He was addressing the members of Balochistan Assembly, MNAs and Senators at the CM Secretariat in Quetta on Sunday. He appealed to the public representatives to vote for Zardari in the presidential election if they wanted to uphold the Federation and the 1973 Constitution. The Prime Minister said people of Balochistan had rendered sacrifices for establishment of Pakistan and they have great contribution in the development and prosperity of the country. He said that all the provinces were given equal representations in the Upper House and any amendment in the Constitution needed two third majority from both Houses as the smaller provinces also enjoyed equal representations in the Senate. No government can amend the Constitution without two-third majority in both the houses, he added. He said that the Constitution 1973 had guaranteed equal rights to all provinces and Balochistan MPA's one vote was equal to six votes of Punjab MPAs in the presidential election, he said.  He said that he and his party opposed the system which forced Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto to live in exile and PPP wanted to change that system. He said that it was the vision of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto  that the people were the real power and there should be rule of the will of people. The PM said the people had given mandate to the democratic, moderate and people-friendly forces in Feb 18 Elections which closed the chapter of dictatorship. He said that the country was confronted with different challenges after the Feb 18 Elections and a single party was unable to overcome that situation due to which a coalition government was formed. He said that it was necessary to vote for Zardari in the presidential election for strengthening democracy and upholding the Constitution and Federation. He said that some people maintained that a political personality should not be the president of country. "I don't agree with this stance. Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali  Jiannah was a political leader but he became the Governor General of country," he added.  Earlier, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani during his meeting with Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiar Ali Magsi, Chief Minister Balochistan and other MNAs said that development and prosperity of Balochistan was among the top priorities of the PPP-led government.