NEW DELHI - India is very closely following the events in Pakistan, which is witnessing political upheaval following the disqualification of PM Yousuf Raza Gilani, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said Wednesday, hoping these developments should not impact on Indo-Pak ties.
“We are very closely following the events in Pakistan. We would like the political impasse to be settled,” Krishna told reporters.
He said “whatever happens in Pakistan, I think it should not impact our bilateral relations.”
The Supreme Court had ruled that Gilani stood disqualified since his conviction for contempt and asked President Zardari to appoint a new premier.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Ch issued the verdict in response to several petitions that had challenged National Assembly Speaker’s decision not to disqualify Gilani following his conviction nearly two months ago.