ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday said that President Asif Ali Zardari's recent interview to a private TV channel has helped in clearing misunderdandings on different issues.
The president spoke at length on various issues of national and international importance ranging from the domestic political situation, relations between state institutions and ties with India, China and the US, he said while talking to media here.
The minister said President Zardari strengthened the Parliament by transferring powers to the prime minister, negating the thinking of opposition parties including Pakistan Muslim League-N.
“Opposition was propagating that President Asif Ali Zardari will not give his powers to the Parliament,” he added.
Malik said the government is following the vision of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in line with her policy of reconciliation to strengthen democratic institutions.
Commenting on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, he said the case has been investigated from many aspects and people involved in it have been exposed.
Former minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said that President Asif Ali Zardari has presented his point of view in simple words before the nation, adding that the PPP-led government came into power after having a public mandate.
He said promoting the atmosphere of reconciliation in the country was the dream of Benazir Bhutto and PPP is committed to fulfilling it.
Replying to a question, Raja said the government is taking appropriate steps to extend maximum facilities to overseas Pakistani for which it had opened more offices in the country and abroad to solve their problems related to passports and identity cards.