ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has called upon the people not to demand summoning of former President Pervez Musharraf in the parliament as they themselves had rejected his policies by giving verdict against him in the February 18 general elections. The Prime Minister made these observations in his brief speech he delivered during the in-camera joint session of the parliament that resumed Wednesday with the Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza in the chair. The session was adjourned to meet again on Thursday for debate on the government policy statement. Well-placed official sources told TheNation that Prime Minister himself stood up and spoke on the occasion after some MPs from the Opposition benches insistently demanded summoning of the former President in the parliament.      According to the informed sources, the Prime Minister said that Musharraf had become a relic of the past and said that the government would formulate its policies keeping in view the public mandate. "We should not engage ourselves in the debate over happenings of the past, rather we should think of the steps to make the country strong and stable both politically and economically, and parliament sovereign", informed sources quoted the Prime Minister as saying. The Prime Minister said that no foreign forces including Nato would be allowed to attack Pakistan's territory, adding that from the day one government advocated that dialogue was the only solution to the issue concerning Taliban, and now the entire world was talking of having a dialogue with them. He asserted that the very existence of the country was under threat of terrorism but vowed that the elected government would tackle these dangers. The Prime Minister noted that some western powers wanted India and Afghanistan to intrude into Pakistan's territory, but this would not be allowed at any cost, he asserted. He said the government was pursuing a policy of reconciliation and wanted friendly ties with all the regional states including India. He would undertake a visit to China soon after the visit of President Asif Ali Zardari to that country. He also made it clear that Pakistan's nuclear programme was in safe hands and had been placed under an effective Command and Control Authority. Earlier, Federal Minister for Information Sherry Rehman while answering questions of the MPs denied any secretary deal with the US, adding Zardari had not said any such thing during his trip to the US for which he could be criticized. She further said the President had defended Pakistan's interest during his recent visit to the US. Sherry Rehman who answered as many as forty questions during Wednesday's session said that the government was pursuing a three-pronged policy with top priority to dialogue, development and use of limited force as last option. Earlier, a joint meeting of the coalition partners was held to discuss the government policy statement. PPP stalwarts including Syed Khurshid Shah and Senator Raza Rabbani attended the meeting.