KARACHI :   Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday telephoned MQM chief Altaf Hussain and thanked him for his support for the resolution tabled for carving out southern Punjab province. The premier also thanked him for extending support for the passage of the resolution. The MQM chief congratulated the premier, President Zardari and the people of southern Punjab on the passage of the resolution.

, saying it was an auspicious day for them.