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Conspiracy against government to fail: Gilani

Published Aug 22, 2012 03:31am


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Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. -File Photo

MULTAN: Former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday that forces which were plotting against the government would not succeed.

Talking to APP before leaving for Lahore, he said there would be no clash among institutions if they work within their constitutional limits.

Gilani categorically ruled out the notion that the differences between PML-N and PTI would benefit the PPP in next election.

“Everyone should not forget the fact that all opposite forces were united against Abdul Qadir Gilani in recent by-polls in NA-151 constituency, but nobody could dent the PPP's vote bank,” he said.

He reiterated that President Zardari enjoyed constitutional immunity from prosecution under article-248 and anyone who would write letter to Swiss authorities will commit treason. “I refused to write the letter because I had sworn to protect the Constitution,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah said on Tuesday that local body’s’ elections could not be held before the general elections as it would not be financially viable option, DawnNews reported.

Khursheed Shah said “although every political party has different policies and strategies for the elections but the PPP wishes to contest the elections in collaboration with its allies.”

He said that a wrong propaganda was being carried out by the opposition parties that the PPP was delaying the general elections. “The general elections would take place in time,” he added.

The religious minister said that local-body’s elections would take place after the general elections.


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salman shakir Aug 22, 2012 04:24am
What a shame that present so called democratic regime is bringing by not holding the local bodies election for the last four years they have the funds to "distribute" among NA members and Ajmire sharine from tax payers money but not for the people of Pakistan. May God help us.
tahir malik Aug 22, 2012 04:31am
“I refused to write the letter because I had sworn to protect the Constitution,” /Gilani . what a clever guy. in his mind Constituation means PPP and his master will.
J.S.Hussain Aug 22, 2012 04:44am
I fully agree with you. Also, the Supreme Court was within its constitutional limits to give "contempt of court" verdict against the former PM
Dilawer Aug 22, 2012 04:51am
248. Protection to President, Governor, Minister, etc. (1) The President, a Governor, the Prime Minister, a Federal Minister, a Minister of State, the Chief Minister and a Provincial Minister shall not he answerable to any court for the exercise of powers and performance of functions of their respective offices or for any act done or purported to be done in the exercise of those powers and performance of those functions: Provided that nothing in this clause shall be construed as restricting the right of any person to bring appropriate proceedings against the Federation or a Province. (2) No criminal proceedings whatsoever shall be instituted or continued against the President or a Governor in any court during his term of office. (3) No process for the arrest or imprisonment of the President or a Governor shall issue from any court during his term of office. (4) No civil proceedings in which relief is claimed against the President or a Governor shall be instituted during his term of office in respect of anything done by or not done by him in his personal capacity whether before or after he enters upon his office unless, at least sixty days before the proceedings are instituted, notice in writing has been delivered to him, or sent to him in the manner prescribed by law, stating the nature of the proceedings, the cause of action, the name, description and place of residence of the party by whom the proceedings are to be instituted and the relief which the party claims.
Amjad Wyne Aug 22, 2012 05:24am
He should do something different now. He had his chance to runin the country and he accomplished it. Now let the other party memebrs destroy whatever is left of the country.
Dilawer Aug 22, 2012 05:41am
God help those who help themselves. Vote PPP out in the coming elections and that's what God is telling you. God is telling that very loud and clear.
imran Aug 22, 2012 07:11am
Hope PPP will come in Power again!!!!
Aahjiz BayNawa Aug 22, 2012 07:15am
Perhaps it’s less the rudeness and corruption we admire, and more the ability to get away with it that intrigues us. Maybe we’re just a little smitten with the charisma of villainy.
rashid @uk Aug 22, 2012 08:30am
The government has already failed !
qaiser Aug 22, 2012 08:31am
M. Asghar Aug 22, 2012 09:00am
For Gilani there is nothing beyond conspiracy and ppp. He simply cannot think of the country save his feudal estate.
vjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj Aug 22, 2012 03:30pm
Shorted sighted solution to one problem will always trigger chain of reaction and create more problem