Gilani opens his (broken) heart
07 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Saturday he decided to leave the Presidency the day his son was arrested just after he came out of the premises.
Talking to reporters, Gilani said he decided to leave the Presidency when things became intolerable for him. He did not say anything about President Asif Ali Zardari, but seemed upset with the government over the arrest of his son Ali Musa Gilani by the army-led Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) in the ephedrine quota case.
"Government seemed helpless over the arrest of my son," he said and added he had not informed the president about his departure from the Presidency. "I lived in President's House for four months and have no complains against the president," he said.
Gilani said his son was arrested while he was staying in the Presidency, adding there was no political prisoner during his stint as prime minister.
Reportedly, Gilani is disappointed over the removal of bureaucrats he had appointed, by PM Raja Pervez Ashraf, and had also informed President Zardari about his reservations.
Meanwhile, talking to reporters at his residence, Gilani said elections would be held on time and the party that gets the people's support would form the government.
Supremacy of parliament was affected when the speaker's ruling was not accepted, and opposition is equally responsible for the situation, he added.