ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani while reiterating his unflinching commitment with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Saturday made it loud and clear that he would rather prefer to quit the politics than to stab in the back of the party. I am committed to the party. I am with the party and I would rather quit politics than to stab the party, Gilani responded in an unequivocal tone, when he was posed a question with reference to some leaders who hailed from southern Punjab and had left the party. Responding to a group of anchor persons and later talking to media at the annual function of a private TV channel, the Prime Minister said the memo scandal was not worth an issue as Mansoor Ijaz, the writer of the so-called memo and who is also not a Pakistani, had no credibility. To another question, Gilani said when the leader of the opposition raised the question of memo in the parliament, he replied that he would summon Ambassador Husain Haqqani to Pakistan and will not condemn him unheard as per the norms of justice. He said Haqqani came to Pakistan and he explained his position in presence of the President, Chief of the Army Staff and Director General ISI. Gilani said he asked Haqqani to resign for fair trial and he immediately referred the matter to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security. To another question, Gilani said the Joint Session of the Parliament would be summoned after the Parliamentary Committee on National Security presents its recommendations. Answering another question, the Prime Minister said Mansoor Ijaz did not have any credibility and he had even maligned other institutions in his writings. He, however, added that as the matter of the memo is sub-judice before the court, and Parliamentary Committee was working on it, therefore, everyone should wait for the final decision. Answering a question about submitting reply on the petition filed by Nawaz Sharif in the Supreme Court on the issue of memo, the Prime Minister said The reply will be submitted in time. To another question, Gilani said it is not important that he remains the Prime Minister or not, but the parliament InshaAllah will complete its tenure. To a question about the statement of Nawaz Sharif regarding delay in the arrest of the murderers of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the Prime Minister said the matter is sub-judice. Gilani said the present government is a coalition government comprising PPP, MQM, ANP, PML-Q, FATA and independents, and has two-thirds majority. He said the criticism on the performance of the parliament was unjustified as collective wisdom could not be wrong and no other party could make miracles. Referring to the high prices of essential commodities, the Prime Minister said that these are due to global recession. About National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case before the Supreme Court and issue of sending letter to Swiss Court, the Prime Minister said he was mentally prepared for all challenges and will cross the bridge when it will come. He said one of the most important challenges before him was the law and order due to war on terrorism, adding but the whole nation is united on this important issue. Gilani said the government was working on war footing to resolve the issue of electricity vis-a-vis loadshedding and important decisions will be taken within one month. He said the other important challenges before the government are to improve the performance of PIA, Railways and Steel Mills and efforts are being made to tackle these challenges. On the issue of NATO/ISAF attacks on Pakistani posts, the Prime Minister said internal enquiry was being conducted and it will take up all the aspects, adding 'let the final enquiry report come then the government will take any decision. He said Pakistan is not part of the international enquiry on this incident. Regarding governments immediate reaction on the Salala issue, he said the Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) was summoned on the same day and it took the decisions that included halting the supply line for NATO and asking the US to vacate the Shamsi Airbase. Later the Cabinet also decided to boycott the Bonn Conference, he added. Replying to a question about negotiations with Taliban, the Prime Minister said We are already adopting 3D (Dialogue, Deterrence and Development) policy and dialogue process, and it is a continuous process. Regarding Pak-US relations, the Prime Minister said True friendship starts after quarrel. He said, We want to maintain excellent relationship with the US based on mutual respect. To a question, the Prime Minister said the country will stay and all the institutions are responsible and the publication of one article will not have any effect on national security. The Prime Minister said he considered media as source of information and the PPP always supported it and remained at the forefront for the freedom of media and restoration of judiciary. He said the 1973 Constitution given by the forefathers of PPP has been restored in its original form, adding the PPP has the patience to tolerate the criticism of media. Gilani said as Chief Executive, he had taken thousands of decisions in the last four years, but he was criticised in only four or five cases in the media. He said those cases being criticised in the press are also sub-judice and under trial in the courts.