LAHORE (APP) - Prime Minister and PPP Vice Chairman Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said Pakistan had become strong today because of Constitution of 1973, nuclear capability and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) having its roots in all the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. He was addressing an Iftar dinner hosted in the honour of PPP office-bearers from Punjab at the Governors House here in the city. The prime minister said after Zulfikar Ali Bhuttos government, the present PPP government was the first elected and democratic government which successfully presented its fourth budget, besides resolving all major and outstanding national issues in an amicable manner. Gilani said ZA Bhutto was a visionary leader of international stature but unfortunately he was obstructed by a dictator. However, he added, in his short tenure, Mr Bhutto, while taking all stakeholders on board, had managed to give the country the Constitution of 1973. The PPP founding leader also launched the nuclear programme which made Pakistan an invincible state, he said, adding the PPP being a federal party was equally important in making the country stronger. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto gave the PPP workers a great vision and manifesto, which ensured success for the party, he said. Acknowledging the importance of the partys affiliated organisations, he said they were PPPs backbone as without which no party could survive. He assured the party office-bearers that a mega convention would be arranged soon at the PM Secretariat Islamabad where they would be given due time for a comprehensive debate on all the issues including terrorism, Kashmir cause, Fata reforms and Gilgit-Baltistan. Gilani also assured them that the partys developmental funds would also be released. Governor Sardar Latif Khosa and Central Secretary General of PPP Jahangir Badar were present while the PPP Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, PPP Divisional Coordinator (Faisalabad) Raja Riaz Ahmed, PPP Women Wing President Beelum Hasnain also spoke on the occasion. Qazim Zia, representing PPPs Central Executive Committee (CEC) and Federal Council, and Mandi Bahauddin District President Dewan Shameem, representing the PPP districts presidents also expressed their views. The members of PPP Punjab executive and finance committees, federal and provincial councils, divisional, regional and district presidents and secretary generals were also present.