MULTAN - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani declared on Saturday that the masses would soon see progress on Saraiki province as the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and other political parties were in favour the creation of this new province. Talking to the journalists at Jalalpur Pirwala after inaugurating newly constructed Moosapak Bridge, the premier said that a manifesto committee had been formed with the consultation of President Asif Ali Zardari to look into Saraiki province matter. I had announced during my previous visit of this town that Saraiki province will be made part of PPPs manifesto for next election. You can see the promise being materialised, he added. The PM also laid foundation stone of two new projects, the campus of Virtual University and a water supply scheme worth Rs100 million, in Jalalpur Pirwala. To a query on political overtures of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), especially its recent show during budget session, the prime minister said that it was only the PPP that promoted the policy of reconciliation while others acted against it. He rejected oppositions allegations that the government borrowed massively, saying the opposition always raised this kind of baseless objections. Gillani said that protest was a democratic right of PML-N and other opposition parties during presentation of federal budget but PPP would not take any likewise step in Punjab Assembly. Well not take any step that sabotages democracy, he declared. Gilani said that international financial crunch also affected Pakistans economy while power crisis, flood and war on terror further added to countrys economic woes. He said that the country would soon get rid of all problems. He said that the government offered 15 per cent increase in employees salaries despite though financial conditions and the opposition should have congratulated the government instead of subjecting it to criticism. Regarding Nawaz Sharifs demand of forming a commission to probe Mehran Base attack, he said that the government understands well as to how to tackle this issue, declaring that the government would not make any compromise on national security. He also dispelled the impression that non-implementation of parliaments resolution against drone attacks was due to weakness on part of the government, stressing that the government raised its voice against these attacks at all forums. Were trying to convince America to stop drone attacks, he added. When asked about reported killing of Ilyas Kashmiri, chief of the Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HJI), Gilani said he had no information. However, local officials and an HJI spokesman confirmed the killing of Kashmiri, who is also believed to have strong ties with al-Qaeda and other militant organisations. To a query, he said that previous rulers did nothing for masses except making mere claims while his government adopted practical measures to get the masses rid of problems. It is our public government that made arrangements on emergency ground to overcome electricity crisis. Weve added two thousand megawatt electricity to the system during last three years, he claimed. He said that those claiming that the government would go after six months were now mum. Earlier, the prime minister inaugurated the bridge constructed at a cost of Rs1.62 billion under Prime Minister Development Package. With the construction of this bridge, the distance between Lahore and Karachi has decreased by 50 kilometres. A new 47-Km-long road has also been constructed between Jalalpur Pirwala and Taranda Muhammad Panah.