ISLAMABAD-Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday at a reception party hosted in honour of the Pakistan Cricket team at PM House was full of praise for the green shirts and hoped they would continue to win laurels for the country in future. Speaking at the reception, he also announced Rs 10 million cash award for the team for winning Twinty-20 World Cricket crown. The colourful event was largely attended by the cabinet members, MPs, leaders of various political parties and prominent figures from various fields of life. Popular singers were especially invited to add colour and liveliness to the event. They enthralled the audience by presenting national songs. Addressing the gathering Premier Gilani said that he was feeling proud because he was addressing the national heroes and they had shown remarkable performance in the T20 tournament. He said the Pakistani team had turned the erstwhile-depressed nation jubilant with wonderful performance. At the same time, Prime Minister Gilani expressed his governments resolve to root out menace of terrorism and flush out the non-state actors from Pakistani soil. PM Gilani regretted that today everybody was thinking in terms of regionalism and stressed the need to rise above the parochial and regionalism and be proud of being a Pakistani. He regretted that Pakistan was created several decades back but still the people were caught up in sectarian and regionalism. He expressed pleasure that at the reception all, whichever province they belonged to, were united for the better future of the country. He said that Pakistan was a responsible nuclear power with strong democratic nation standing behind the elected government to steer the country out of the prevailing mess. He said that the government was striving to make institutions and democratic order strong as with the strength of these institutions the country would become strong and hoped that they would achieve these targets soon and would frustrate the nefarious designs of the anti-state elements.