KARACHI - Head of the PML-Functional, Pir Pagaro, has defended Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani saying that PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was responsible for current political and economic crisis faced by the government. He was talking to reporters at his residence, Kingri House, after meeting with the Awami Muslim League (AML) chief, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, who called on him here on Tuesday. Pagaro added that he had never interfered into the government affairs or issued directives whenever he had made prime ministers or chief ministers in past. He said that he had already given three-month time to the present government and now it was ruling on bonus. "The PPP government would be targeted by solar eclipse on August 1", he predicted.  Pagaro said the real PPP has ceased to exist. He said that Makhdoom Amin Faheem is real head of the ruling PPP. He reiterated his stance that President Musharraf would head the PML in future. He however did not make clear which faction of he PML it would be. Talking to newsmen on the occasion, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that he had already mentioned that coming August or September would be crucial for the government. To a question, he said the present rulers did not have ability to impeach the President, however, the latter could impeach the rulers. Referring the ISI issue, Sheikh Rashid said that it clearly exposed the mental level of present rulers. "It is surprising that the government attempted to place 11 serving generals under a retired bureaucrat", he said and alleged the PPP was working on lines with in Indian think-tanks.