OUR STAFF REPORTER BAHAWALPUR - The government has taken appreciable and timely steps over the Nato forces strike in Pakistani territory as we will never compromise on national issues and we will safeguard our national interests with unity. This was remarked by PML-Q leader, Federal Senior Minister Ch Pervez Elahi in a press conference here Thursday at the residence of former provincial minister and district nazim, Ch Tariq Bashir Cheema. He said that the success of PML-Q candidate Ch Ehsanul Haq in the by-election of PP-275 (Yazman), was an eye opener for all particularly for the PML-N as this election had exposed the wrong policies and the poor performance of the Punjab government, which used all its energies and resources to grab this seat by all means. But the brave people of the constituency foiled the 'wrong designs of the Punjab govt to win the bypoll by hook or by crook and media also helped a lot to unveil the rigging, he added. Former CM appreciated the people of Yazman over rejecting the PML-N and congratulating them over this success which, he said, was the ultimate result of Punjab govts anti-public and anti-South policies. He said the provincial govts wrong policies affected the public life and development in this area and all the funds were misused for baseless and useless schemes for personal interests. Pervez claimed there were around Rs100b in Punjab treasury when he left the government as chief minister but now the Punjab was going in deficit which was the clear prove of the PML-N governments poor performance which had badly failed to deliver any good at any sector and their all policies were based only on victimisation or personal enjoyment.