Gilani should have resigned earlier: Fazl
20 June, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday accepted decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in the speaker's ruling case that disqualified Yousaf Raza Gilani as prime minister and member of the National Assembly.
Talking to the media, Fazl said that while nobody was indispensable, democracy should not suffer the brunt. He said Gilani should have resigned much earlier as this would have restrained the Supreme Court from passing such a verdict. He also said that the issue of appointing new prime minister was the Pakistan People's Party's internal matter.
The SC on Tuesday disqualified Yousaf Raza Gilani as prime minister in its short order in the NA speaker's ruling case.
PPP and its allied parties have also announced their decision to obey the court's order, although they expressed reservation over the verdict.
Democratic process must continue: MQM
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) accepts the verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on the disqualification of Yousaf Raza Gilani, said a release issued after an emergent joint meeting of the MQM Coordination Committee in London and Karachi.
The meeting, held on Tuesday evening to decide the party stance on the situation developing in the country after the judgment of the SCP, decided to back the verdict.
It was unanimously observed that the MQM believed in the independence of judiciary and regards it with dignity. The release further said that the MQM was a democratic party and believes that the democratic process must continue in the country under all conditions.
Confrontation between the institutions should be avoided at every cost, as the policy of confrontation would not be in the interest of the country.