ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Asif Ali Zardari has said the Parliament would decide the issue of implementing Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 in the Swat Valley. Now any decision on the subject would come from the Parliament, the President said this while talking to the editors of national press here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Saturday. The editors included veteran journalist Majid Nizami, Chairman and Editor-in- Chief of the Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications; Arif Nizami, Editor The Nation; Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami, Chief Editor Pakistan, Lahore; Arshad Zubairi, Chief Editor Business Recorder, Khushnood Ali Khan, Chief Editor Jinnah; Mehmood Sham, Group Editor Jang; Mehtab Khan, Chief Editor Ausaf; Abbas Athar, Editor Express, Lahore; Sajjad Bokhari, Editor Musawaat and Sardar Khan Niazi, Chief Editor Pakistan. Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, State minister for information Sumsam Ali, and senior officials of ministry of information were also present in the meeting. President Zardari underscored the importance of upholding the peace and commitments made by the Taliban and reverting to normalcy and bringing back the area to the mainstream of Pakistani polity. He assured that the government would honour the aspirations of local people of Swat. He said that he believed in the role of media for transforming the state and society into an integral entity capable of making its way through difficult times and preparing the nation to gird itself up for the challenges of future. He said media is an important institution of the state structure. It should consider itself a part of state and do the corrective action as a stakeholder of the system and not as the outside player while maintaining impartially towards other institutions of the state. The President observed that our society is passing through a phase, which was experienced by the developed world in the earlier part of 20th Century when new innovations and advent of media set in motion the process of social change. Such social experiences in the national life are to be affected under watchful eyes of the wise and learned personalities from different fields of human activity, the President opined. Pakistani people have struggled for democracy and supremacy of the civil society, best expressed in the form of parliamentary system, the president said. He maintained that his recent letter to the Prime Minister comprising directions for initiating the process for implementation of Character of Democracy was a step towards fulfilling the promise of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto made with the nation. Sharing his thoughts with the editors, the President termed the political situation of the country moving towards stability and hoped that political forces were working for in the political equilibrium in the country, which will enable the government to improve the economy and raise the level of social development and reduce the disparities in the economic condition of various segments of populations. Government is working to bring the inflation to single digit and considering expansion in the Benazir Income Support Fund as a step to provide relief to the people, the president apprised the editors. The President expressed his concern over the situation in Balochistan and appealed to the people of Balochistan for maintaining calm and allowing the government to investigate the matter and take steps to the satisfaction of Baloch people. The President also touched upon the power shortage problem in his discussion with the editors and recounted the efforts of the government, first to the bridge the gap in the demand of electricity and then plans for the sustainable long-term projects to meet the future demands of power consumption. He said the government would soon announce incentives for agriculture sector for its revival.