ISLAMABAD/Lahore - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said that the whole nation was concerned about the US and NATO drones attacks inside Pakistan and explained the government's stand that these attacks were not doing any service to the ongoing war against terrorists, rather adding to their problems in tackling the situation in the troubled areas. He also said that these attacks are now intolerable. Responding to a calling attention notice moved by MNA Marvi Memon Premier Gilani informed the National Assembly that he had met the US Ambassador and their intelligence officials and conveyed to them Pakistan's concern over these attacks. The Prime Minister said that President Asif Ali Zardari would have a chance to take up the issue with the US administration where he had proceeded to attend a conference on interfaith harmony. Premier Gilani said that after the election of Barack Obama the US Government was in a transition phase and Pakistan would be looking forward to working closely with the new US Administration on the war on terror and would definitely be asking the US to let them deal with the militants. He made it loud and clear that Pakistanis would not allow anyone to use their territory for ground and aerial attacks on any other country and reiterated that Pakistan's sovereignty and integrity would be safeguarded at all costs. The Prime Minister informed the House that he had also conveyed to the US Ambassador the Pakistan's concern over continuous detention of Dr Afia Siddiqui in the US. He said he wanted her to send Dr Afia to Pakistan immediately on medical grounds. Responding to another calling attention notice regarding the aid facilities being provided to the people in quake-hit areas of Balochistan, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said there was no shortage of tents, medicines or quilts in the quake-hit areas of Balochistan. "There is so much of aid that we are having problems in its distribution...I assure you that for the next three months there will be no shortage of food," he added. The Prime Minister said that there were tonnes of medicines in stock for the areas affected by the earthquake and several mobile hospitals, including that of Army, were working to provide relief to the people. He said similarly, 100,000 quilts were also lying in reserve. He said he announced Rs 300,000 while the President gave Rs 250,000 each for the families of those who lost their lives in the earthquake. The Prime Minister said he also announced compensation of Rs 100,000 for every injured while the President gave them Rs 50,000 each. Gilani added that the government was evolving a strategy to construct some 6,000 houses before March. Responding to another calling attention notice moved by MNAs Yasmeen Rehman and Shamshad Sattar Bachani regarding the abnormal increase in the public transport fares the House was informed that the public transport fares were reduced in the Federal Capital following the reduction in petroleum prices. Advisor to PM on Interior Rehman Malik said that the SSP Traffic was advised to ensure that the decision in reduction of fares be implemented immediately. He told the House that so far no complaint was made by the commuters abut non-implementation of the new fares. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan suggested that the matter should be referred to NA Standing Committee on Communications as this was an issue of public importance. Meanwhile, responding to a point of order raised by Noor Alam, MNA about launching of operation near Peshawar, the Advisor to PM on Interior said that he would discuss the matter with the NWFP Chief Minister Amir Hyder Hoti. Replying to a point of order raised by Syed Asif Hasnain, MNA about corruption in NADRA, he said that about ten days ago 2,500 national ID cards were stolen with the connivance of the staff. He told the House that the culprits including a Deputy Director had been arrested and they would be brought to book. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan is a sovereign country and not a slave to America. 'We are not a subject or slave to America and reserve the right to lodge protest over any aggression on our soil', the PM said while talking to media at Lahore Airport in response to a question if Pakistan was in agreement with America that the latter could launch attacks on its soil at will and the govt would not protest. Gilani said Pakistan was a sovereign country and had its self-respect. 'We have already raised this issue with the US and at many other forums. Some Americans came to see me on Tuesday and I told them that US must respect our country's sovereignty and desist from carrying out such attacks', he told reporters, adding, that Pakistan had lodged strong protests with the US many a time over cross-border intrusions. Yousuf Raza, however, insisted that war on terror was Pakistan's own war, and the impression that 'we are fighting anybody else's war was not correct'. 'Our own party chief Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto fell victim to this menace', he added. The PM was confident that Pakistan would win the war with the support of people. He said all tribal people including the Parliamentarians from FATA were against terrorism, and only a handful of miscreants has taken the law into their own hands. While condemning Tuesday's bomb blast in Peshawar, the PM said that govt was determined to curb terrorism and to put the economy on the right track. Economic development and law and order were interlinked, he maintained ,adding, that it was necessary to overcome the menace of terrorism to attract foreign investment in the country. Every bomb blast, he said, is followed by massive capital flight from the country. 'We can attract foreign investment only when there is peace in the country', he added. When asked to clarify his statement regarding giving indemnity to former President Pervez Musharraf, the PM said he had pardoned the former General in his personal capacity as he himself was victim of his mistreatment. 'He (Musharraf) kept me in prison for five years and I have forgiven him in my personal capacity', he clarified while ,adding, that he was bound to conform to the decision of Parliament that was the final authority to decide Musharraf's fate. He said Parliament was supreme and it could take any decision about the former President which he (Gilani) was bound to follow. Responding to a question about reinstatement of deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the PM said PPP govt believed in supremacy of Parliament and strong institutions. 'We want to see the institutions strong and independent', he asserted, while ,adding, that all issues including that of reinstatement of deposed judges would be settled in the Parliament. To a question whether or not MQM chief Altaf Hussain would be arrested on his return to the country, he said Altaf Hussain was free to come back any time. When asked as to why the concerned govt agencies did not come into action when the dollars were being illegally sent abroad, he said that several people were involved in the forex scandal, and the matter was being investigated. He said all questions in this regard would be answered when the inquiry is complete. Earlier, the PM was warmly received by Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, Senior Minister Raja Riaz, PPP's Lahore President Azizur Rehman Chan, Secretary Information Zakria Butt, party MNAs, MPAs and other office bearers on his arrival here.