LAHORE Citing the Parliament as his strength, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani Saturday expressed the hope that after the Senate, the National Assembly would also pass the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) Bill. Talking to newsmen at the inaugural ceremony of first ever Liver Transplant Centre in the country at Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Gilani said the opposition had every right to criticise the RGST, as the government would welcome diverse opinion and positive and practicable proposals. Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Federal Minister for Health Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din, Adviser to the Prime Minister Nawabzada Ghazanfar Ali Gull and Chairman and Dean Shaikh Zayed Federal Postgraduate Medical Institute Prof Anwar A Khan were present at ceremony. Referring to the criticism by the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, the premier said he had great respect for Ch Nisar Ali. There is a real and not a friendly opposition in the Parliament. We will ask the opposition leader to give positive proposals for helping the flood victims and improving economy of the country. We will give due consideration to the practicable proposals on RGST. We are expecting the world community to help the country. The world also expects us to utilise own resources and generate money for helping own people, the prime minister stressed. To a question about the prevailing tug of war between the rival parties, he said the diversity of opinion was the real beauty and soul of democracy. For the first time in the political history of the country, the PPP has introduced and promoted politics of reconciliation and a culture of not victimising the opponents for political reasons. It is unprecedented fact that there is no political worker in jails, he said. Responding to a question about Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharifs meetings with Chief of the Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani, he described the military as pro-democracy and loyal to the country and said there was nothing to worry about these interactions. The ongoing war on terror has created security problems. The armed forces enjoy the masses support on the issue and we have full confidence in our armed forces. There is no political motive and these meetings should be taken in the perspective of war on terror and the security situation prevailing in the country, he said. Responding to a query about the conviction of a Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, and her probable pardon besides the rumours about repealing the blasphemy-related laws, Gilani said, It is not an issue and will be resolved soon. To another question, he said the health and education sectors were the top priority of the PPP govt. The Ministry of Health is among the first ten ministries which will be devolved to the provinces under the 18th Amendment, he said. Gilani promised to re-prioritise the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), saying maximum resources would be awarded to the provinces under the NFC Award. Earlier, addressing the inaugural ceremony, the prime minister announced donating his liver for saving the life of a patient and urged the general public to donate organs for the cause of humanity. By signing the Donor Card today, I want to help others to live in the event of my death, he said. He appreciated Punjab chief minister for allocating land for the construction of Benazir Bhutto Campus of Khalifa Zayed Bin Sultan Medical and Dental College. He said commissioning of liver transplant centre was demonstration of the governments commitment to provide state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the masses, despite the scarcity of resources. He hoped that the centre would alleviate the sufferings of patients besides saving precious foreign exchange spent on treatment abroad. Gilani announced provision of additional Rs100 million for operation expenditures of the patients. During his stay, the premier unveiled the plaque. He also visited the hospital and inquired the patients about their health.