Conspiracies abound to bring down the government: Gilani

Says removing bar on becoming Prime Minister for a third term favours Nawaz Sharif.

Web Desk February 07, 2012

DOHA, QATAR: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday that forces were conspiring to bring down the incumbent government and they were not being allowed to work, Express News reported.

Speaking to a gathering of Qatar based Pakistanis, Gilani said that his party had come in to power by contesting the elections and not through a backdoor deal.

The Prime Minister, in an apparent jibe towards the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), claimed that his government had managed to accomplish that which those having a two-thirds majority could not. The PML-N had a two-thirds majority in its second stint in power before being removed in a coup by the then Chief of Army Staff, General Pervez Musharraf.

Stressing that he and his party had worked as per the charter of democracy, Gilani said that he was the longest serving prime minister in the history of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister added that his government had also removed the bars from assuming a third term as prime minister. This, Gilani pointed out, favoured Nawaz Sharif, who has already served two, albeit abridged terms as Prime Minister.


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