LAHORE Without naming, but in an obvious reference to former President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday said the architect of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) should also be called and held accountable for it. It would have been better if the architect of the NRO had also been called for his version, the PM said while talking to a delegation of Lahore Press Club office-bearers here on Sunday. Gilani informed the delegation that international forces were behind enactment of the NRO, which wanted to bring back the democratic forces to lead the country. He said PPP was not the architect of NRO. Gilani disclosed that NRO had been extensively debated in the cabinet of former PM Shaukat Aziz and the Chaudharys of Gujrat had opposed it. At this, they were given the option of either endorsing this law or to accept lifting of ban on third term of the prime minister. They chose the reconciliation ordinance as they thought that other option would benefit Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, he further added. Gilani said that federal law minister would present governments viewpoint before the Supreme Court when he appeared in the court. He said the government had always respected the judiciary and would continue the policy in larger interest of the country. He believed that governments policy of reconciliation and tolerance would help improve the situation. The Prime Minister desired that all state institutions should work in harmony to ensure stability and prosperity of the country. He said the system laid down by the Constitution clearly demarcated their responsibilities. There was complete unanimity of views between political and military leaders, who met frequently to discuss national issues. He said consultation is also made with the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Appreciating medias role in creating awareness among the people, he said media also had the responsibility to help establish peace and harmony in society. The media, he added, had to be balanced and objective while discharging its responsibilities to inform and guide people on national issues. To a question on the performance of the government, the prime minister elaborated the decision-making process at federal level, and in this context, he specially mentioned regular cabinet meetings since its inception, meetings of the Economic Coordination Committee and his regular attendance at both the Houses of the Parliament. These forums not only help in the decision-making, but also ensure the accountability of governments initiatives on various fronts, he maintained. To another query, Gilani said the present government had implemented a majority of commitments through the party manifesto. The PPP, he added, had made great sacrifices for the restoration of democracy and would continue with the same spirit for strengthening the democratic system. Congratulating the partys winning candidates in by-polls, Jamshaid Dasti (NA-178) Muzaffargarh and Asghar Ali Jatt (NA-167) Vehari, the prime minister said he would ask Federal Minister for Defence and Defence Production Abdul Qayyum Jatoi to reconsider his decision to resign. Qayyum Jatois performance is good and the party values his worth and has full confidence in him as well as it recognises his services, he maintained. The Prime Minister assured the LPC office-bearers that he would ask federal ministers and request the Chairman of National Implementation Commission for frequent interaction with the media and utilise platforms like the Lahore Press Club. Gilani also directed authorities concerned to ensure mass publication of a book on the two-year performance of the government to facilitate the media, diplomats and other segments of the society. The LPC delegation appreciated the reconciliatory approach of the prime minister, which had helped resolve various crises. They said the 18th Amendment, NFC Award, Aghaz-e-Haqooq Balochistan Package, internal autonomy to Gilgit-Baltistan and settlement of IDPs, were undoubtedly great achievements of the present government. The LPC office-bearers also acknowledged that the Prime Ministers visit to the United States to attend the Nuclear Summit and to Bhutan for the SAARC Summit had improved Pakistans image at international level. LPC President Sarmad Bashir headed the delegation comprising Vice-President Amir Waqas Chaudhry, General Secretary Ziaullah Khan Niazi, Treasurer Ansaar Zahid and members of the executive body.