ISLAMABAD " Repelling the impression of any major reshuffle in the Federal Cabinet, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here on Thursday said that the PPP would support unanimously tabled Opposition's bill for the repeal of 17th Amendment. "A committee is in the offing to review the bills presented by different political parties", he said while talking to media persons after chairing a meeting of Information Ministry. He said that the media was real opposition of him and hoped, "Media would play a constructive role and point out government's mistakes", he added. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan Peoples Party was committed to the repeal of 17th Amendment and would support a joint bill in this regard. Gilani hinted that two-thirds majority was required to abolish the 17th Amendment and said, "Whenever a combined bill is presented, we would support it". On Pakistan-India tension, the Prime Minister said both were nuclear states and there was no threat of a war. "There is tremendous pressure of the people on the government of India," Gilani said. On Indian Army Chief's press conference, he said the Foreign Office had responded to it. When asked to comment on US Vice President-elect Joe Biden's meeting with President-elect Barack Obama in which he reportedly conveyed some reservations about Pakistan, Gilani said he would not comment unless details of the meeting were made public. The Prime Minister rejected the impression about the future of Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project and said that in his meeting with Iranian President's special envoy he did not find any such impression. Gilani said that the notification of sacked National Security Advisor Mehmud Ali Durrani had been issued. About scanty presence of Members at the government benches in National Assembly, the Prime Minister said he had already directed the Ministers to ensure their presence during the question hour session. Gilani said he hardly missed attending the Assembly proceedings just to make sure that the participation of the parliamentarians could be ensured. When asked about a survey showing decline in popularity of the President, Gilani said, "I only have knowledge about a survey that showed President Zardari and Information Minister Sherry Rehman as amongst the most popular." About sacking of 500 employees from private television channels and strike by Radio Pakistan's employees and other corporations for non-payment of 20 per cent increase in salaries, the Prime Minister said he had directed the Information Ministry to take up the issue with the authorities concerned. He endorsed the proposal by All Pakistan Political Parties conference to send Pakistani envoys abroad to highlight its stance at the diplomatic level. The Prime Minister said that he had taken the initiative of visiting different ministries in order to have a knowledge about their performance, adding the objective was to ensure good governance. He said that the government was aiming at providing relief to the common man and said, "It is our responsibility to make sincere efforts in this regard. We want the ministers to work relentlessly and come up to the expectations of the people, by acting upon the manifesto of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto," he said. He stressed for greater cooperation and cohesion among the ministries for their effective working. Earlier, while taking a briefing on the Ministry of Information, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was the nerve centre of government and it should play its role to facilitate the functioning of media. He underscored the need to confront the challenges of globalization and technological advancement in communication through dedicated workforce and directed the relevant authorities to remove the irritants in their entirety and provide all necessary resources and support to the Ministry in this regard. The Prime Minister said that media being the fourth pillar of the state had a very important role to play in the nation building. He said that Pakistan Peoples Party was committed to ensuring the freedom of media and the first legislative action by the current government was to abolish the draconian PEMRA laws instituted on November 3, 2007 which were employed by the previous regime to block live transmission, coerce media personalities and institute heavy criminalized penalties on the electronic media. The Prime Minister said the government would provide increased funds for the press clubs in addition to facilitating the creation of a Journalists Victims Fund to help out the families of journalists who lose their lives in the line of duty. Earlier, in her presentation Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sherry Rehman briefed the Prime Minister on the working of the Ministry of Information and its Attached Departments. She said the number of private TV channels, FM radios as well as publications in the country had increased exponentially while Ministry's sanctioned cadre posts and budget had not increased accordingly. In addition to this, she said, there were more than 2000 cable operators whose functioning also came within the purview of the Ministry of Information. All this, she said, had seriously challenged the Ministry's efficiency. She said the Ministry was in urgent need of revamping on modern lines. The Prime Minister gave approval in principle for the creation of a new Electronic Media Department on the pattern of Press Information Department as well as a Counter Terrorism Communications Department. The Prime Minister said that all ministries, corporations and autonomous bodies should coordinate with the Ministry of Information before releasing information to the media. Minister of State for Information, Syed Samsam Ali Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary for Information, Azeem Daultana, Secretary Information, Chairman PEMRA, Managing Director PTV, Director General PBC, Managing Director APP, Principal Information Officer, Director General External Publicity Wing, Director General Internal Publicity Wing and senior government officials also attended the meeting.