Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. - AFP File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was stopping him to tender hi resignation from prime ministership, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives, Gilani said the ‘next steps’, including the decision for resigning from premiership, will be taken according to the law and the constitution.

The prime minister said that his party was forbidding him to tender his resignation (as he was indicted in a contempt of court case by the apex court on Feb 13.)

He said the decision of not writing a letter to Swiss authorities, for reopening cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, was also taken by the party.

The premier refrained from commenting on retirement of DG ISI Lt-Gen Shuja Pasha and refused to talk about the next intelligence chief as well.

He said that the government has decided to call All Parties Conference (APC) over the Balochistan issue.

Meanwhile, Attorney General of Pakistan Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq will submit his reply in the Supreme Court on Thursday over contempt of court hearing against the premier.