MURREE (APP/Online) - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the first, second and third tier leadership of militants has been killed, while all is quiet from the top leadership. We will soon know whether they are alive or not, PM Gilani told reporters after inaugurating the Nathiagali Summer College on Physics here on Monday. The Premier answered in negative when questioned whether countrys nuclear programme has been slowed down. We are using it to meet our needs ... and cannot even think of slowing it down, he said. He asked the US not to adopt discriminatory behaviour towards Pakistan and strike agreement of civil nuclear technology with us akin to India. It is our principled stance that our nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes and overcoming energy needs, he said. We are also looking towards Atomic Energy Commission to fulfil countrys energy needs. Regarding his earlier statements about reopening of case of late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Gilani said, I consider it a judicial murder. I will reopen the case. He said while in jail, he studied the case and said the book written by Justice (r) Nasim Hassan Shah mentioned that there was tremendous pressure on the judiciary. Asked to comment on Fauzia Wahabs statement that the Prime Minister should not be so strong, Gilani said, It is not what Fauzia says matters, it is the decision of the nation. I dont know what type of powerful Prime Minister PPP Information Secretary Fouzia Wahab wants, he said. The Premier asked the nation to greet the victorious national cricket team in a befitting manner when it returns home. I, myself will greet the team at the PM house, Gilani said and added that the team had lifted the nation out of depression. He said the winning of the match has created hope at a time when the whole nation was in depression. Rehabilitation of internally-displaced people is governments responsibility, he said, adding that the repatriation of IDPs would be started soon. We are fighting in two fronts one against militants and second for the rehabilitation of IDPs. While addressing the gathering of scientists at International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs, Gilani said Pakistan has no aggressive designs against any country and remains committed to peaceful co-existence with its neighbours. Our nuclear programme is purely of defensive nature. The PM supported the objectives of non-proliferation and said the developing and small nations must be given unhindered access to the nuclear energy for civilian purposes to grapple with the issues of poverty, deprivation and backwardness. He said Pakistans emphasis on nuclear energy for peaceful purposes had shifted towards concerns for national security when India detonated a nuclear device in 1974. Pakistan could not afford to remain oblivious to this ominous development and grave threat to its security. Pakistan perforce had to opt for developing a matching response to the Indian nuclear threat, he said. However, he regretted for international community at that time on failing to appreciate Pakistans concern for security and adopting a discriminatory posture towards Pakistan in the form of political and diplomatic pressure and economic sanctions. The Premier hailed the scientists of PAEC for exhibiting unparalleled commitment and dedication to the national cause against heavy odds and obliged the nation by achieving nuclear parity with India. The Pakistani nation will ever remain grateful and indebted to the scientists of PAEC for their achievement in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as well as the nuclear weapons programme, he said. Gilani said the major nuclear powers, international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) needed to harmonize their policies with a view to adopt a uniform approach for transfer of nuclear technology for civilian purposes to the developing countries. He said the transfer should be in conformity with the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, which is one of the three pillars of nuclear non-proliferation treaty. It should not remain a privilege and prerogative of a chosen few, he said. Gilani said energy was the most important ingredient of economic progress and the answer to its snow-balling needs lie in the exploitation of nuclear energy as a most dependable and perennial source of power. He said Pakistan had decided to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in the mid-fifties starting with a nuclear power reactor (KANUPP) at Karachi and an experimental research reactor in Lahore and Islamabad. He mentioned Pakistan institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH) and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) for making sterling contributions to the field of energy and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. Gilani said in its efforts to generate nuclear energy, the plans by PAEC to add 8800 MW nuclear power generating capacity by 2030 was a well-considered undertaking in view of the countrys future energy needs. He said the government looks up to the PAEC to supplement its efforts in tiding over the power crisis through setting up of new power plants. He said the government has an unswerving commitment to the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge, and the PAEC would not find it lacking in supporting its efforts to build the centers of excellence and projects. Gilani said the importance that Pakistan attached to the development and spread of scientific knowledge was testified by the fact that there was a full-fledged Ministry of Science and Technology charged with the exclusive responsibility to implement government policies in this regard. He said the government had firmed up an elaborate programme for the setting up of more research institutes in the country for which liberal financial allocations have been made. He said the allocation for overall Education Programme has been increased to Rs 31.1 billion from Rs 24.4 billion last year, while a new education policy was also in the offing. In line with the vision of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the major focus of the ensuing policy will be on the promotion for all segments of the society, he said. The PM hailed the regular holding of Nathiagali Summer College terming it a befitting tribute to the services of the Nobel Laureate Prof Abdul Salam in the discipline of Physics and his wisdom in mooting the idea of convening this annual gathering of the illustrious scientists. He acknowledged the services of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics Trieste Italy, US National Science Foundation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and other international organisations for regularly sponsoring a number of eminent scientists as speakers over the last many years. Gilani hoped that the Summer College would provide a very useful and productive interaction between the scientific community through sharing their experiences and knowledge which could be utilized for improving the prospects of development and quality of life in their respective countries, particularly the third world countries. Earlier, Gilani interacted with the scientists from Turkey, Malaysia, China and Indonesia who gathered to attend the Nathiagali Summer College inauguration. Dr Ansar Paevez, Chairman PAEC in his address said Summer College played an important role in encouraging the pursuit of science in the country. He said PAEC has been assigned to generate 8800 MW of nuclear electricity by 2030, for which it had started the capacity building in design, engineering, construction, installation, equipment manufacture, fuel cycle and manpower training. He mentioned China for being the partner in the countrys nuclear power programme and acknowledged its efforts in this regard. For defense and electrical energy, he said PAEC had been contributing to the socio-economic development of the nation and had 13 nuclear medical centers working throughout the country.