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Conspiracy against government to fail: Gilani

August 22, 2012

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.