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Former prime minister of Pakistan and the Senior Vice Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Yousuf Raza Gilani. – File Photo

MULTAN: Senior Vice Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and former prime minister of the country Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday that the Supreme Court ruling in Asghar Khan case validated Benazir Bhutto’s stance of  “stealing elections in 1990.”

Speaking to media representatives at the Multan Airport before departing to Islamabad, he said politicians were bribed to form Islami Jamhoori Ittihad (IJI) for defeating the PPP in 1990 elections.

He said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto had rendered sacrifices for the rights of the masses.

Gilani said the PPP, with its coalition partners, has restored the 1973 constitution, judiciary and the media as per demands and wishes of the masses.

To a question, he said the PPP will resolve the energy crisis and added that the up-coming general elections will be free, fair and transparent.

Commenting on judiciary vs executive rhetoric, Gilani reiterated that the PPP has always respected all institutions.

Criticising the Punjab government, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawz (PML-N) government was demanding early elections in the past but now it needed time because many of its development projects were still incomplete.

He said Mian Manzoor Wattoo was a seasoned parliamentarian and the PPP will get benefit from his experience in upcoming general elections.

Gilani said his roots were in the masses and he would remain in the masses.

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