MULTAN - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that situation in Karachi is different from Balochistan and that India is not behind every trouble in Pakistan. Addressing a news conference here at Circuit House after inaugurating Multan Gymkhana project, the prime minister said the government was making all out efforts to restore peace to Karachi. 'It was for Sindh government whether to call in the army or not. He said Pakistans security issues had an inextricable link with the conflict in Afghanistan. 'Situation in Pakistan would not improve until there was normalcy in Afghanistan, he remarked. Gilani said that the government would take on board all the stakeholders regarding the issue of new provinces. He said the Manifesto Committee of the PPP is also working on this issue and its recommendations would be implemented. He said that the committee was also engaged in consultation with all stake holders. 'The final decision would be made after the completion of the consultations, he added. The premier said that the Saraiki province was a longstanding public demand and he made his previous announcement during his Jalalpur Pirwala visit while keeping in view these demands. Earlier, PM Gillani had told the journalists at the death anniversary of his father that president Asif Ali Zardari had convened a meeting of parliamentarians on Tuesday to discuss the division of Punjab province. The premier further told the news conference that the PPP government had a very good working relationship with all the other political parties. 'We have a very good understanding with Altaf Hussain on many issues Karachi is their city and well make joint efforts to restore peace. To a query on proposed APC (all parties conference) on Karachi, he said that it was the mandate of provincial government and their decisions would be accepted. About deteriorating Pak-US relations, he said there was nothing to worry about as the relations would soon improve. To a question on Indian intervention, he said that India was not involved in every thing. We know where our national interests lie and well never do any thing that goes against our national interests, he asserted. He said that the situation in Balochistan was different from Karachi, claiming that the ongoing war against terror and Afghan situation has affected Balochistan and the rest of the country. Weve put all law enforcement agencies on alert and asked them to immediately share information with the government so that we can pre-empt any untoward situation rather than reacting over it. To a question, the prime minister said the country suffered massively due to floods in Pakistan last year. He said rehabilitation and reconstruction was carried out with the help of Asian Development Bank, World Bank and Friends of Pakistan. He said that the federal government had given funds to the provincial governments for construction and strengthening of flood dykes and federal minister concerned was asked to carry out their inspection. Moreover, the federal government had put all departments concerned on alert to prevent future disasters. When asked as to why the second instalment of Watan Card was not released, he said that the provinces refused to contribute their share. When we released first instalment of Rs20,000, the provinces extended their share but now they say they have nothing. But I am committed that well release next instalments. He said that the critics of the government urged the international community not to give funds to the government but despite that Rs7.5 billion were received at the Prime Minister Flood Relief Fund. He urged the people to remember their flood-hit brothers and sisters in the holy month of Ramazan. About the countrys financial position, the PM said the foreign exchange reserves have crossed $18.30 billion mark, exports have peaked to $26 billion and foreign remittances have risen to $12 billion, which was a good sign. The prime minister said the government is restructuring eight major state institutions including the Pakistan Railways. 'Now we are going to form their board of governors. He strongly rejected the impression that Railways minister was ineligible, saying the decline of the department was underway since long. On Kalabagh Dam, he said that his government would not launch any project without national consensus. He said that his government evolved consensus on Diamir Bhasha Dam and launched this project. The Council of Common Interests was the appropriate forum for discussing such issues. To a query on delay in holding of local government polls, he said that it was the mandate of provincial governments and the federal government could not dictate them. Earlier, the prime minister laid the foundation of Rs 1.5 billion Multan Gymkhana project. Giving a briefing, DCO Zahid Akhtar Zaman said that the gymkhana would be built on a 57-acre area in Moza Balail, some 16 kilometres from Multan. A sum of Rs40 million had been received two days ago for the project. The gymkhana will have a marriage hall, cinemas, a library, swimming pools, four squash courts, a card room, 56 rooms, a restaurant and 24 suits. It will be affiliated with the Islamabad Club. Later on, the premier inaugurated newly-constructed labour room complex at Nishtar Hospital, and northern and southern bypasses on Multan Outer Ring Road. 18-kms-long southern bypasses was built in 18 months with an amount of Rs1.57 billion and it will reduce the travel time by around 90 minutes, while the 9-kms-long northern bypass was constructed a cost of Rs653 million.