ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday has said that those, who wanted ending the government through unconstitutional means, would be disappointed.
Talking to senior editors and anchorpersons, the Prime Minister said that his message was loud and clear that those, who want removal of the government through unconstitutional means, should learn from history.”
He urged PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and other democratic forces to discourage those, who were conspiring against democracy.
Gilani further said that the government was not going and it would stay to protect the institutions. Those, who are giving deadlines about departure of government, should give a final deadline and then let the government complete its tenure, he added.
The Prime Minister said that only parliament could rewrite the constitution. About the summary sent by the Law Ministry on reopening of Swiss cases, he said the Supreme Court has to look into many issues including article 248 before moving forward. The Prime Minister said that the President is the supreme commander of the armed forces and part of parliament and Swiss cases were past and a closed transaction.
He said,” it would be against the national honour and Pakistan’s sovereignty to hand over your President to Swiss courts”.
It was like the case of Aafia Siddiqui who was daughter and honour of the nation, so there should not be double standards, he said while drawing a comparison of the two cases.
He went on to say that already a judicial murder had taken place and now restrictions could not be imposed on ideology and mission of the Pakistan People’s Party.
They have great regard for the judiciary; he said adding he would appreciate change in the government in a constitutional manner.
He said he would not take any unconstitutional step and as an experienced person who had long experience in national politics he understood his responsibilities.