LAHORE - Sugar seemed to remain out of the discussions when Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at his Lahore residence on Tuesday (second day of Eid) and extended Eid greetings to the PM. According to an official handout, the two leaders discussed overall political situation in the country, matters relating to army operation in Malakand and the welfare of the dislocated persons from that area. They expressed satisfaction that the dislocated persons of Swat and Malakand returned to their homes before Eid and were able to celebrate the religious festival with their dear ones. The CM briefed the Prime Minister on the measures taken by the Punjab government for ensuring relief to common man during Ramazan by providing essential food items on subsidized rates. Both praised each other for the 'successful handling of various issues at their respective levels during the meeting, which lasted around an hour. Mian Shahbaz Sharif congratulated the Prime Minister over satisfactory law and order situation, which remained under control during Ramazan as well as on Eid, in most parts of the country; whereas, Prime Minister Gilani lauded Punjab Governments efforts for providing relief to the people during Ramazan through sasta bazaars. The handout did not mention the two leaders having discussed the burning issue of fixing sugar prices as per court directions during the meeting. It is to be noted that both federal and Punjab govts have not been able so far to ensure availability of sugar at the rate fixed by Lahore High Court. The Prime Minister told Shahbaz Sharif that he would also discuss matters relating to the Malakand operation with PML(N) Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif on his return from Umra.