ISLAMABAD (APP) - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said terrorists pose no threat to Pakistan nuclear infrastructure and it is totally safe and secure. Chairing the meeting of the Federal Cabinet here on Wednesday at the PM Secretariat, the Prime Minister dispelled the apprehensions that the terrorist could target countrys nuclear sites. The Prime Minister assured the nation and the international community that Pakistans nuclear infrastructure is totally safe and secure and these terrorists pose no threat to its safety, a statement from the PM House said. PM Gilani said the recent waves of terrorist attacks had shocked the country. The public has displayed monumental courage against all odds and I assure them that we are on road to our desired objectives, he told cabinet members. He said these cowardly acts of terrorists would not go un-punished and the government was more resolute in commitment to eradicate the evil of militancy. He said the government had launched military operation in South Waziristan Agency considered as the hub of terrorist activity. The operation has started successfully, we will achieve our objectives, he said. On Kerry-Lugar Bill, he said, the concerns on its conditionalities were conveyed to the US Government. The explanation attached with the Act has been clarified by the Foreign Minister in the National Assembly and Senate, the statement explained. He said Senator John Kerry, during his visit to Pakistan, personally explained the view point of US with the clarification that Washington respects the sovereignty and integrity of Pakistan. The non-military aid to Pakistan has been trippled through this legislation and the US President authorised to annually provide $ 1.5 billion to Pakistan till 2014. The Bill also advocates for an additional $ 7.5 billion over the subsequent half-decade, he said. The PM reiterated that the democratic government was fully cognizant of the value of sovereignty and integrity of the country and would never compromise on it. Gilani termed the allegation by Iran on Pakistan in reference to Irans suicide attack as unfortunate, and said Pakistan and Iran enjoyed brotherly relations for decades and had never allowed any group in any form to use their land for such heinous acts. The Prime Minister further said as compared to the turbulent year of 2008, the countrys economy had seen a turn-around in 2009 as all major indicators were pointing to greater economic stability ahead. He mentioned that foreign exchange reserves had grown to $14.5 billion (covering 05 months of import) in September from 6.5 billion a year earlier, which has helped to support the rupee. Headline inflation in August printed 10.7 percent year-on-year, which is the lowest level in 18 months while almost US$ 275 million of investment had flown in the stock market since last June reversing 18 months of capital flight, the statement said. We hope that the GDP will grow to 3.3% during the CFY as forecast in the budget, he said. About his recent visit to China to attend the Conference of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Prime Minister said he held meetings with the President and Prime Minister of China, Prime Ministers of Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Senior Vice President of Iran, Vice President of Afghanistan, Chairman Senate of China and heads of Chinese major financial and business institutions. He said the Chinese government had assured its utmost support in formulating comprehensive strategies to control terrorism. He said the Russian Prime Minister supported resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue and agreed to play pro-active role in economic development of Pakistan. About the election in AJK, the Prime Minister assured that it would be held in transparent and fair manner. The cabinet ratified the decision of the ECC meetings on September 29 and October 6, respectively. The cabinet approved the signing of Articles of Agreement for establishment of ECO Reinsurance Company as agreed between Pakistan, Turkey and Iran in the high level expert group meeting of May 2007 held at Islamabad. The agreement is aimed at reducing the foreign exchange outflow on insurance and reinsurance services and shall improve the standard of insurance services in these countries. The Cabinet also granted, in principle, approval for negotiating the MoU between Pakistan and Germany in defence. For combating illicit trafficking and abuse of narcotic drug and psychotropic substances, the cabinet gave in principal approval for initiation negotiation on the agreement between Pakistan and Ukraine on cooperation in combating illicit trafficking and abuse of narcotic drug, psychotropic substances and their precursors. The Cabinet granted approval for initiating negotiation on the draft agreement with Republic of Tajikistan in the field of sports. The Cabinet ratified bilateral road transport agreement signed between Pakistan and Turkey. The Cabinet approved the draft Carriage of goods by Road Bill 2009 in pursuance of legal provisions of the UN conference on trade and development. The bill, which is specifies documentation of contract carrier, carriers rights and responsibilities, liabilities of the carrier, claims of consignee including method of disposal, and settlement of disputes. The Cabinet approved a draft bill aimed at granting degree-awarding status to Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. The Minister for Education will be pro-Chancellor of the university. In order to make the domestic postal tariff cost-based, the Cabinet approved revised tariff for inland post. This includes increase in initial postage on an ordinary letterform Rs4 to Rs8 with proportionate increase in rates of other categories of inland postage. Draft bill for the establishment of Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies was also approved. The cabinet also approved draft bill for restructuring of the Federal Statistical System of Pakistan. The proposed Bill is aimed at ensuring a unified law and merger of the present data collection organization, Agricultural Census Organization, and the Technical Wing of Statistic Division into an autonomous Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The Statistics Division was also directed to prepare data protection law to ensure the secrecy of data/statistics. Minister for Labour and Manpower informed the meeting the workers remittances during the current quarter has increased 20% from US$ 1.8 billion to US$ 2.2 billion as compared to the corresponding quarter of last year.