Coalition meeting: PM Gilani proposes to step down

Prime Minister agrees to appear before Supreme Court after being issued contempt of court notice.

Express January 16, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has offered to step down in the wake of the worsening political situation in the country, sources informed Express News on Monday.

In his talk with President Asif Ali Zardari at the PM House, Gilani said that he was willing to make a sacrifice for the sake of his country.

President Zardari joined the prime minister during a meeting of parliamentary leaders of all coalition parties.

Gilani also agreed to appear before the Supreme Court after he was issued a contempt of court notice today during the hearing of the NRO implementation case.

Sources say that the opposition will re-emphasise on holding early elections, while both the government and the opposition will show their support for the pro-democracy resolution in the National Assembly session which will be held later during the day.

All federal ministers are also attending the meeting.

During the meeting, Gilani’s contempt of court notice and his appearance in the court on January 19 will also be discussed.

Agenda of National Assembly session finalised

The agenda of today's (Monday) session of the National Assembly has been finalised, reported Express News.

Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan's pro-democracy resolution is placed on number five and PML-N's demands for a superior judiciary are also included in the agenda.

Earlier, the PML-N had proposed three amendments in the resolution and submitted it to the NA Speaker, along with the signatures of its parliamentarians.

The agenda also includes notices about US concerns regarding Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline deal.

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Chanakya | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend What happens to writing letter now ?
SA CHAUDHARY | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

WHAT KIND OF SECRIFICE: What secrifice Prime Minister has offered. PM and his party had already sacrified almost all the nation. Basically, P>M and his companions are floating the law of the land and August S.C has shown extreme restraint.

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