March on Islamabad: PPP should have used 245 against Nawaz, says Gilani

'It is PTI's constitutional right to march, using dictatorial tactics against PTI is acceptance of weakness by...

Our Correspondent July 28, 2014


It would have been better to use Article 245 when Nawaz Sharif had marched on Islamabad for the so-called independent judiciary, said former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

“To march is the constitutional right of PTI and to use such dictatorial tactics against PTI is the acceptance of weakness by PML-N,” the ex-premier said talking to The Express Tribune in Multan.

“I was given the same advice during lawyers’ movement when their march to Islamabad was joined by Nawaz, but I did not invoke Article 245,” he reminded.

PML-N has pitched army against the people. However, Gilani said, the people and the military establishment will join hands against the conspirators because Pakistan comes first for both.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2014.


Rex Minor | 7 years ago | Reply

No one should doubt that he has a very living hindsight; but foresight is what the Prime Minister should have Sir, Gillani A.D.

Rex Minor

Saud | 7 years ago | Reply

but he did use article 245 unofficially. Didn't he ask the army chief to intervene and convince Nawaz Sharif to call off the march?

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