Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that intelligence agencies of the country are working under the directives of the government. Speaking at a ceremony in Barahkahu, Gilani said that the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) acts upon the government directions and we standby ISI. The agencies can not work without permission of the government he added. Gilani said the government has united the nation against the menace of terrorism, adding that relation with the US would be based on mutual respect, dignity and national interest. The premier reiterated that the nuclear program of the country was in safe hands.