ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has greeted the nation and Asif Ali Zardari on his grand victory as new President of Pakistan. "I greet the poor people of Pakistan, the political forces and the workers of the party that today democracy has strengthened, the Federation has grown strong and we vow that our party will continue to make Pakistan more strong," the PM said while addressing an Iftar-dinner in Islamabad which was also addressed by President-elect Asif Zardari. Gilani vowed to accomplish the mission of late Benazir Bhutto and take Pakistan forward on the path of progress and prosperity. He said Zardari was a symbol of Federation and the PPP would continue to play its role in further strengthening it. He said the day was a reflection of dream of late Benazir Bhutto and said his election was the outcome of support of the allies. Later, talking to media persons, Prime Minister Gilani said that after the election of the President, the government would now concentrate all its energies on the resolution of the problems faced by the people. "We have already spent much time on non-issues and it is time to pay attention to the core issues," he responded to a question. To another question, the Prime Minister said with President and the Prime Minister from the same party, the present government had no problem doing away with draconian Article 58-2(b) for the sake of future of democracy in the country. Similarly, he said, the PPP was also committed to revoke 17th Amendment in the Constitution. When asked about the policy regarding Punjab government, he said no effort would be made to destabilise any provincial government. He said people were disappointed over the end of coalition between the PPP and the PML-N. He said, "We fought against dictatorship together and we should celebrate our victory over dictatorship together." Responding to another question, he said that Pakistan enjoyed best of bilateral relations with the United States but at the same time it could not allow US to meddle into Pakistan's internal affairs. He said Islamabad had made it clear to the coalition forces to pass on actionable and credible information about terrorists and saboteurs to it and Pakistani law enforcement agencies would itself take action. He said Pakistan could not allow any strike on its territory, which was tantamount to the infringement to the internal affairs of the country. He said Pakistan had also conveyed to the United States that dialogue would lead towards the resolution of the problems of restive FATA and force would be used as the last resort. APP adds: Gilani said his first advice to the newly-elected president would be to address the joint session of the Parliament. Addressing the parliamentary party meeting of coalition partners at Parliament House, the Prime Minister said the Parliament is the constituency of the President and he is part of the Parliament. He said it is constitutional obligation of the President to address the Parliament, a practice that had been ignored for several years, says a press release issued here.