ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the government is committed to regularise contractual employees and that's why the services of those working in grade 1 to 15 have been made permanent. Replying to points of order raised by various members in the National Assembly on Thursday, the Prime Minister said it is part of PPP's manifesto to secure the employment of the people. He said none of the contractual employees were recruited during his party's tenure and lamented that these people were undergoing a situation of uncertainty over the last eight to nine years. In response to a point raised by a member to regularise the services of PIA contractual employees, he said a cabinet committee has been formed for the purpose. Gilani said many perks and privileges were involved for those working in grade 16 and above, and the committee will also decide about them. On question of wheat shortage in the country, he said the government has enhanced its support price, adding that Sindh and Punjab has already procured 80 percent of grain from farmers through PASSCO. He said inter-provincial ban on wheat movement has also been lifted and added that he would ensure that there is no more shortage of the commodity in district Hangu. Akram Masih Gill called for representation of minorities in the cabinet to which PM said, "It will be done as the cabinet is yet to be expanded." Gilani said minority ministers have already been included in provincial cabinets. MQM member Khush Bakht Shujaat raised the issue of consistent power outages in Karachi which has prompted people to protest on the streets. Prime Minister said he is cognizant of the problem and has taken various measures like conservation and setting the clocks forward by one hour. He said more electricity is being generated and Karachi will be given extra 1,000 megawatt of electricity. He hoped that with the melting of snow on mountains, the situation will improve greatly and added that he has instructed to distribute evenly the loadshedding time for all cities. Atiya Inayatullah wanted to know when the 'Prime Minister Question Hour' would be started. The Premier said it was up to the speaker to fix a day for him to reply to questions. He said it was unprecedented in the history of Pakistan that a prime minister will answer members' questions. He said he is under no pressure and has volunteered to reply to questions. He said chairmen of the house committees would also be announced soon.