LAHORE - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said that he would take the responsibility of the memo scandal after conclusion of the inquiry, as, being the Chief Executive, he was responsible for all actions taken by the government. 'The Chief Executive and not the President is responsible for government decisions, he said while addressing a meeting of PPPs Punjab Parliamentary Party at the Governors House. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan and Minister for Kashmir Affairs Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo and Punjab Governor, Sardar Latif Ahmad Khosa also attended the meeting among others. Gilani further said that President Asif Ali Zardari had nothing to do with the memo controversy and he would take the responsibility of whatever comes out of the inquiry. Gilani expressed his dismay over Mian Nawaz Sharifs decision to go to the court over the issue. He was of view that after formation of the Parliamentary Committee, there was no justification for taking the matter into the court. He rejected Oppositions criticism of governments belated response over different issues, saying that he not only immediately summoned former Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani and sought his resignation but also referred the matter to a committee on national security and also appointed Sherry Rehman as Pakistans new Ambassador to US. 'The allegations levelled by the Opposition are baseless and groundless, Gilani asserted. Regarding NATO air strike, he said, he convened a meeting of Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) on the same day and its decision was endorsed by the Cabinet subsequently and then the matter was referred to the Parliamentary Committee on national security without any delay. Gilani also took the Parliamentarians into confidence over the governments stance on Mohmand Agency incident. The Prime Minister said that the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and plea-bargain were one and the same thing and many politicians availed of the relief under plea-bargain and joined the then Pervez Musharrafs regime. The PM reiterated that sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan would be protected at all costs. He said foundation of countrys nuclear programme was laid down by PPP founder Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the incumbent democratic government would ensure its security. He said credit for countrys missile technology, which made defence invincible, went to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. He said PPP was a party with its roots embedded all over the country, adding, the elections held in Azad Kashmir and Gilgilt-Baltistan and by-polls in various constituencies of the country manifested its popularity. He said the PPP had come into power with peoples mandate and did not believe in negative tactics. 'We reject coming into power through what he called caretaker and chairtaker, he added. Gilani said history of the PPP was replete with sacrifices rendered by its leaders including its founding father for rights of the people and down-trodden. 'The PPP is the name of ideology, struggle and manifesto, he observed. About the PPPs struggle for the restoration of judiciary, release of judges and freedom of media, he said Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had directed him to take charge of campaign after her arrest by a dictator Pervez Musharraf from the residence of Punjab Governor Latif Khan Khosa. The Prime Minister said deprivations of people of South Punjab would be addressed by carving out Seraiki province. He said the governments policy on the economic front was bearing fruits and Pakistan had become wheat exporting country. The Prime Minister announced Rs 70 million as development package for each party MPA and pledged a further Rs 20 million after one year provided he was left with some money. Out of this amount, Rs 30 million have already been disbursed to the legislators. Earlier, Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa, PPP Secretary General Jehangir Badar, PPP Punjab (Central) President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, PPP President (South Punjab ) Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz, PPP Parliamentary party leader in the Punjab Assembly Zulfiqar Gondal addressed the meeting.