Former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the gamut of operation Zarb-e-Azb should be spread to entire country and the supporters as well as facilitators of the terrorists should be nabbed too uproot the menace of terrorism from the country.

Talking to the journalists here the other day, he added that today army and civilian government were on the same page which endorsed the PPP's stance against terrorism. He said that the only way to defeat anti-Pakistan elements was to show unity.

"The nation badly needs unity today," he asserted.

He said that the party carried forward the reconciliation vision of martyred leader Benazir Bhutto by supporting Nawaz Government in the times of crisis. "We've supported government for the sake of democracy by the regime has completely failed to deliver," he added. He maintained that instead of steering the country and nation out of crises like loadshedding, unemployment and bad economy, the government plunged the country into another crisis of gas and petrol. He claimed that the PPPP would regain power in coming days and get the nation rid of all crises.

To a query, he refuted reports regarding differences between Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto. "There is no split in Zardari family. All the reports are fake," he added.

GROUND HANDING OVER: The district administration has decided to handover Qasim Bagh Cricket Stadium to the Parks and Horticulture Authority for renovation as funds worth millions are being allocated for its renovation. The District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal told the journalists on Monday that the ground would be turned into a latest cricket stadium and new flood lights would be installed here. He added that the P&WD Department would finalize its work including construction of stands and floor by the end of ongoing month. He further disclosed that Rs. 2.1 million was allocated for the re-construction of Babul Qasim at Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh.

Meanwhile, chairing a meeting, the DCO issued order for launching of crackdown on marriage halls violating one-dish law and time table. He constituted teams for launching crackdown in all four towns and directed the concerned officials to arrest the owners of the marriage halls and register cases against them.

He directed the administrators of all towns to submit detailed report of ongoing development works in their areas with his office and take strict action against contractors using sub-standard material. He instructed the Buildings Department to construct boundary walls of all graveyards and install gates.

He disclosed that the tenders of 286 schemes for provision of basic facilities in schools had been approved and all the schemes would be accomplished within ongoing year. He asked Civil Defence officials to conduct raids at shops involved in decanting.