I am the ultimate winner: Gilani
29 June, 2012
LAHORE: Former prime minister and PPP Vice Chairman Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Thursday that the National Assembly speaker and parliament had endorsed his constitutional standpoint by not disqualifying his as prime minister in the wake of contempt of court case.
Asserting that he is the ultimate winner, he said, "The speaker and parliament protected dominance of parliament in the country though I had wished to be disqualified by the speaker or parliament only."
Talking to the media at the Lahore airport, Gilani said he had dedicated 31 years of his political career for parliament and upheld its supremacy during his stint as prime minister.
"Prime ministers come and go but parliament should complete its constitutional term by all means."
Referring to the Supreme Court's judgement against him, Gilani said he had accepted the court's verdict. He expressed satisfaction for not writing a letter to Swiss authorities for reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
"I always believe in a smooth transition of power and I became a part of it being the only outgoing PM to have attended the oath-taking ceremony of the incumbent prime minister," the former prime minister said.