Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that he will follow the constitution and not take advice of anyone to write letter to Swiss officials.
Flanked by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, the prime minister said that Pakistan People’s Party had faced conspiracies in every era, adding that conspiracies had been hatched to delay Senate elections.
The Prime Minister said that the PPP led government is taking measures to implement its political agenda for the welfare of the masses.
He said Pakistan Peoples Party would continue its sincere efforts to serve the nation and the people know this very well.
Premier Gilani said he had been saying that there had been conspiracies to stop or disrupt the Senate elections‚ but we conducted these and later the bye elections.
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani makes it clear that no conspiracy will be allowed to succeed against the democratic system in the country.
The Prime Minister said that he had felt sorrow in Aslam Gill’s defeat in Senate election and added that Gill would be accommodated.
The Supreme Court had directed the Prime Minister to implement its order in the NRO case by writing a letter to the Swiss authorities to reopen the cases against President Asif Ali Zardari without seeking any further advice and submit his written statement before the court on March 19 regarding the implementation of its order.
However, Gilani said that he never received any directives from the Supreme Court to write a letter to Swiss Authorities.
He further said that since the Asghar Khan case is still in the court and he will not comment on it.
Joint Session of Parliament would be held soon to review country's relations with US: PM
Earlier, talking to newsmen in Islamabad, the Prime Minister said that the joint session of the parliament would be held soon to review the country's relations with the United States
He said the joint session of the parliament would be held soon to review the country's relations with the United States.
He hoped that after the parliament's nod‚ relations between the two countries will be stronger. He said trust deficit was the major hurdle in the bilateral relations in the past and there is a need to take confidence building measures.
To a question about any threat of economic sanctions over Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project‚ the prime minister said that being a sovereign state‚ Pakistan is taking all the decisions independently and without any pressure.
About Afghanistan‚ Prime Minister Gilani said it should be resolved through negotiations.
To another question‚ Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said the government had taken decisions in the national interest on the foreign policy.
Referring to Balochistan issue‚ the prime minister said he is consulting with the provincial government for holding an All Parties Conference on the Balochistan issue. He said we cannot rule out foreign involvement in the province.
Replying to a question about the accountability‚ Prime Minister Gilani hoped that the government would achieve consensus in the parliament on the issue of accountability law.
The Prime Minister said the government had been taking practical steps to provide relief to the people within the available resources.
About the date of next elections‚ the Prime Minister said the government will take a decision after consulting its coalition partners. He said that after the 20th Amendment the government has eliminated all the chances for poll rigging and these will be held in a fair‚ free and impartial manner.
The Prime Minister said that any decision regarding Pak-Iran gas pipeline would be taken into national interest, adding that American pressure would not be accepted in this regard.
Gilani said that real friendship starts after fight. Pakistan never asked America to apologize over Salala check-post attack if it wants to restore Nato supplies.
The Prime Minister said that he was not afraid of Imran Khan, added that, Khan was his favourite. The PTI chief should satisfy over the set up of an independent Election Commission under the 20th Constitutional Amendment.
The Prime Minister said that the government was ready to call All Parties Conference (APC) or Jirga to resolve the issue of Balochistan.