ISLAMABAD Paying tribute to the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies for sacrifices in the war against terrorism, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday reassured the Governments full support to the operations restoring writ of the law as and when challenged. He uttered these assurances while answering a question regarding the Western media and think tanks attempt to malign the Pakistan Army, its premier agency ISI, and the Government itself having alleged nexus with Afghan Taliban. I dont care even to comment on such negative propaganda of no value, he said and added, We are fighting our own war and indirectly ensuring the security of the Western world. Our armed forces and law enforcement agencies performance is evident from the results that they have produced in Sawat, Malakand, and afterwards in South Waziristan. And I declare that our forces would take action wherever the writ of the Government would be challenged, he maintained. The Prime Minister answered a variety of questions on corruption, regional cooperation, energy, and water crisis management etc, raised by participants of the senior level staff course at the National Defence University to whom he delivered a lecture on My Vision of Pakistan. He said he has assigned the Finance Ministry this challenging task of restructuring two of the eight white elephants like entities namely Pakistan Steel Mills and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA now called PEPCO). These eight white elephants were eating up to Rs 220 billion of public resources annually, he added. Answering a question on corruption in overall governance, the Premier said in so many wards that most of the allegations were concocted cases for political victimisation. He rushed to bag credit for the policy of reconciliation of the PPP and reiterated his usual utterance that there was no political prisoner in any jail of Pakistan. Asserting his usual smartness, the Prime Minister also hoodwinked the question on the governments dilly-dallying on implementation of the apex courts verdicts by repeating the history the entire judicial movement until the restoration of judges by his Government. I was the one, who was jailed during the movement for restoration Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, he reminded. He was of the view that the allegations of corruption without any proof actually dampened the pace of development. He cited the examples of Independent Power Production (IPP) policy of 1994, and Rental Power Plant (RPPs) policy both, according to him, were marred by the Oppositions hue and cry about corruption without any proof. He also blamed the predecessor regime for not initiating even a single new power project. Referring to water dispute with India, he said, We want resolution of all issues including Kashmir with our neighbour through dialogue. Answering a question about meagre budgetary allocations for education and health, he said, You probably has not studied the budget carefully. Under the 18th Constitutional, these two are now the provincial subjects and we have increased the provincial share in Public Sector Development Programme by 52 percent, he said. Earlier, during his lecture he said, It is my vision that the salvation of our nation lies in democracy. Claiming that his vision of Pakistan was subservient to the vision of Muhmmad Ali Jinnah the great leader and founder of the country. He rather listed the achievements of his Government rather than elaborating the future of the country he was foreseeing. However, there is a lot yet to be done to promote and strengthen democratic values and culture in the society. Political maturity, decency and tolerance should be promoted, he added. According to the Prime Minister, friendship with China constitutes the cornerstone of the foreign policy. We also attach great importance to Pakistans long-term strategic partnership with the US. We are against territorial aggrandisement and seek negotiated and peaceful resolution of all disputes with India. The Indian leaderships willingness to resume stalled dialogue is a step in the right direction for regional peace and progress, he said. During my recent visit and interaction with the leadership of the European Union and NATO, I brought this point home to the hosts that Pakistan looked forward to greater market access for its exports, he said. The Prime Minister also desired to see the common man, the man in the street, to become partner in governance and decision-making processes. Our future lies with the knowledge-based economies, he concluded.