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We won't say 'Yes Boss' to US blindly: Pakistan PM

July 10, 2011 13:38 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has declared that his government will not follow the past rulers' policy of saying 'Yes Boss' to the United States on every matter.
Talking to the Lahore Press Club's governing body members, Gilani said that his government has resolved to never let anybody hurt national interests.
"The government is guarding supreme national interests in having diplomatic relations with other countries, including the US. Like past rulers, nobody should expect us to say 'Yes Boss' to America, and bow to any foreign pressure, since we will not go against Pakistan's

interests," the prime minister vowed.
Regarding the grand alliance announced by Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Gilani observed that people did not trust the alliance, but added that his party would welcome the alliance if it were forged.
"Politics is the name of possibilities, and it is quite probable that General Pervez Musharraf could also become part of the alliance in the future," The Nation quoted him as saying.
"I do not mind being on the opposition benches of the parliament since I have no lust for power. My basic premise is to work for people's betterment," he said.

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