ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said that the Government would take political parties into confidence over the GST Reforms Bill, adding that there was no sugar crisis in the country as one-month surplus stocks were available. He expressed these views while talking to the media persons here at Prime Ministers Secretariat after addressing the plots allotment ceremony among the widows of employees of the Capital Development Authority (CDA). Responding to the question regarding imposition of new taxes, the PM said that no new tax would be imposed without consultation of the provinces and political parties. He said the Finance Minister would brief the Parliament regarding Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST), adding that the Centre would not take any step regarding the national issues without consultation. He rejected the impression that the tax would put a new burden on common man, adding it was not a new tax, as the Cabinet had given its approval a long time back. Talking about the current sugar crisis, the Prime Minister said that there was no sugar crisis in the country as sufficient quantity of sugar was present in the country. The Prime Minister said that action against hoarding was not a federal subject and the provincial governments had been given a chance to control it. He said the Federal Government would interfere only if the situation went out of control. He said that Interior Minister Rehman Malik had been asked to wait and let the provinces manage the issue. Gilani said that the Federal Government had directed the provinces to start the crushing season and asked the Trading Corporation of Pakistan to bring its stocks into the market. He hoped that it would lower the price in open market. He said the delayed start of the crushing season caused the shortage of sugar in the country. He said that in the meeting of the Central Executive Committee he had asked the chief ministers to devise a mechanism for distribution of sugar. He said that they had also been asked to fix the price of sugar and control the hoarding so that the people got due relief. Responding to question on Kashmir issue, he said, Pakistani Government is ready to hold talks with India on all core issues including Kashmir. Prime Minister Gilani said his Government would reduce the size of the Federal Cabinet to cut costs. To a question about the letter written by PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister said it was for the President and he would find out the details when he returned home after his visit to China.