LONDON - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said he was not surprised by the detailed verdict of the Supreme Court.
“I have a right to appeal against the verdict and under that right I would file my plea (with the court),” he said, while talking to private TV channel.
The premier said if Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif were going through more pain, they should first become National Assembly members and then talk to him, adding that non-serious politics was being practiced in the country.
“This uncivilised attitude is defacing the image of the country in the world community,” he said. Those who wish to become prime minister should first become member of the lower house, Gilani said with an obvious reference to Nawaz and Imran. To a question‚ the prime minister termed his visit to the United Kingdom as very important and vital to further strengthen bilateral ties and said it is going well.
Prime Minister Gilani witnessed the proceedings of joint session of the British Parliament in London addressed by Queen Elizabeth. He was the only head of the government who invited to attend the session.
Addressing a reception hosted at the House of Commons, Gilani said the democratic government had united entire nation against terrorism.
He said the solution of problems of Afghanistan was within that country, adding that Pakistan would not allow anyone to use its soil against any neighbouring country as it had a firm commitment towards regional peace and stability.
The prime minister said Pakistan was desirous for better relations with Afghanistan and India.
Gilani said Pakistan and the United Kingdom were partners in the fight against terrorism and extremism and his country remained committed to fight the scourge till its elimination.
He said the Parliament had recently reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the elimination of terrorism and was combating extremism in pursuance of Pakistan’s national interest.
Gilani ‘not surprised’ by detailed SC verdict