Those desiring removal of govt to be disappointed: Gilani

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday that those, who wanted end of the government through unconstitutional means, would be disappointed.

Talking to senior editors and anchorpersons of television channels here, the Prime Minister said, “my message is 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.

He categorically 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 only parliament can 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.

Gilani said 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.

“Already a judicial murder had taken place and now restrictions could not be imposed on ideology and mission of the Pakistan People’s Party,” he remarked.

They have great regard for the judiciary, he said adding he would appreciate change in 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.