LAHORE: Responding to the demand made by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chairman Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Sunday that he will not resign from his post to fulfil anyone’s wish.
While meeting different delegations of lawyers and friends at his residence in Lahore, Gilani said that until the detailed verdict was out, Nawaz should repress his wishes.
He further suggested the PML-N chairman not to interpret the court verdict, which convicted Gilani of contempt of court, according to his own wishes and wait for the detailed verdict. He again challenged him to bring a no confidence motion against him.
Reiterating his stance regarding not writing a letter to Swiss authorities, Gilani said that no prime minister belonging to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will write a letter for the reopening of graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
The convicted prime minister, while commenting on the court’s judgment against him, said that he will appeal against the decision. However, he said that the final decision of his disqualification will be taken by the parliament. “Parliament is the supreme body in the country. It can decide the issue of a member’s disqualification as it is the representative forum of 180 million people of Pakistan,” Gilani said.
Continuing with his diatribe against the PML-N leader, Gilani said that Nawaz was the first person to sign the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
He also said that PPP leaders had always questioned the mental stability of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and now they have raised similar concerns regarding the mental condition of his elder brother.
Calling Nawaz confused, Gilani said that he was now making politics confusing. “I will actively reciprocate any kind of politics,” he added.
He further said that the PPP, under the Charter of Democracy (CoD), gave Nawaz the right to premiership for the third time by agreeing to abolish the clause which prevents a person from becoming prime minister thrice. “Instead of thanking the PPP, Nawaz is now involved in hatching conspiracies against the PPP led coalition government in the centre,” Gilani said.
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