GUJRANWALA Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that politics of reconciliation is bearing fruits, and the PPP-led government has now been able to resolve decades-long problems like terrorism, poor economy, and law and order. He said that the 18th Amendment would be passed by the Parliament soon restoring the 1973 Constitution in its true spirit. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Gujranwala Business Centre (GBC) here Saturday, the Prime Minister stated that the government focussed on water and power crisis, adding that the world community now was ready to help Pakistan to overcome this problem. He said that Gujranwala had showed tremendous improvement in manufacturing sector, which serves as a precedent to be followed by other cities to strengthen the economy. Infrastructural improvements will be made to facilitate industrial sector so as the problems of businessmen be solved, Gilani remarked The PM announced several development projects for Gujranwala that include: up-gradation of Rachna College of Engineering & Technology to engineering university, a flyover at GT Road in interior city, an expressway to link Gujranwala to motorway via Wazirabad at a cost of Rs 25 billion, up-gradation of BHU to THQ at Qila Dedar Singh, Labour Colony and other uplift projects. The government had enhanced public sector development fund from Rs 250 billion to Rs 300 billion, he maintained and assured that export development fund would be utilised for promotion of exports instead of ministerial expenditures with consultation of FPCCI office-bearers. Gilani also apprised that a sum of Rs 250 million for construction of Sialkot airport had been released while the remaining Rs 500 million would be released soon by the federal government. Governor Punjab Salman Taseer, Federal Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Minister of State Ch Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, Secretary Industries Abdul Ghaffar Soomro, FPCCI ex-Zonal Chairman Sheikh Muhammad Aslam, GBC Board of Management Chairman Sheikh Muhammad Ali and GCCI President Khalid Mahmood Chaddha were also present at the inauguration ceremony. Earlier, Sheikh Muhammad Ali addressed the participants and briefed about the GBC and industrial exhibitions in the City. He said that the federal government had provided Rs 98.87 million from PSDP fund with which state-of-the-art project of GBC had been completed in three years, which possessed 47,000 square feet covered area with capacity of 130 stalls. Khalid Mahmood Chaddha thanked the government for its valued contribution for the GBC and asked to postpone imposition of VAT till consultation with all stake holders. He also demanded to provide 9.6 per cent due share of electricity to Gepco and a complete ban on export of raw material of copper and brass. PM Gilani later laid foundation stone of Khiali Bypass Bridge and announced provision of Sui gas to different areas as well. He addressed a large mass gathering at Ladhewala Warraich. APP adds: Prime Minister Gilani Saturday said there was no deadlock over the 18th constitutional amendment and expressed the hope that the issue would be resolved soon. Talking to reporters soon after his arrival in Lalamusa to participate in the wedding ceremony of Information Minister Syed Qamar Zaman Kairas brother, the Prime Minister said the Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Reforms (PCCR) was fully empowered to take decisions and would resolve the issue amicably through talks. He said representatives of all political parties were part of PCCR and would find no problem in reaching a solution that was acceptable to all. To a question, he said, he has friendly relations with the PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif and has had frequent meetings with him. He said he has no problem in meeting him again for moving closer towards the adoption of the 18th Amendment. The Premier hoped the issue of renaming of NWFP would also be resolved amicably. He said the PPP government was committed to serving the masses and would provide them all facilities of life at their doorsteps. Gilani said the PPP government was actively pursuing its dynamic vision for the development of the country and said it would complete its term and fulfill all the promises in the next three years.