Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani today sought to dispel the impression that there were misunderstandings between him and President Asif Ali Zardari, asserting that they enjoyed “complete harmony” and had regular interactions on all issues.
“I meet the President regularly and have frequent telephonic talks with him on all issues,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a visit to a medical facility here.
Gilani rejected the notion that there was a lack of “mutual understanding” between him and Zardari. He said he “enjoyed complete harmony” with the President. Over the weekend, Gilani cancelled the appointment of an ambassador nominated by Zardari and firmed up plans to remove at least three members of his Cabinet considered close to the presidency. Gilani, who has earned praise from his countrymen for bringing up India’s alleged “interference” in Balochistan during his recent meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Egypt, cancelled the appointment of Jahanzeb Khan, a member of the lowly District Management Group from which deputy commissioners are chosen, as the envoy to France.