Pakistan News Service

Friday Apr 20, 2018, Shaban 4, 1439 Hijri
Logo Logo
Pakistan News Home -> Top -> News Details

PM Gilani says he respects court, will appear on 13th

03 February, 2012

  Related News  
Gilani resigns as SVP of PPP over defeat in elections
Former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani's son abducted in Multan
  Related Articles  
What the verdict means
By M.A. Niazi
Hard cases
By Babar Sattar
  Related Speakout  
Reopening of Swiss Cases, NAB and Babar Awan
  More on this View All
  Related News Poll

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Thursday he respected the Supreme Court's decision and would appear in court on February 13.

"I appeared in the apex court last time and will do the same on the next hearing also," Gilani said in the National Assembly while responding to the speech of opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Commenting on the 20th Constitutional Amendment lying with the House, PM Gilani said the government wanted to strengthen the institutions.

"We have done unprecedented work to strengthen the country's institutions and would consider the proposals of the opposition in this regard."

Responding to the opposition leader's demand to exercise authority over the intelligence agencies, referring to the killing of four people in their custody, Gilani said all institutions needed to work under their constitutional domains, and that they were all answerable to parliament.

Earlier, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, the counsel for Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in a contempt of court case, said on Thursday a "third force" could benefit from the ongoing confrontation between the judiciary and executive.

Speaking to the media after the Supreme Court ruled to frame contempt charges against the prime minister, Aitzaz Ahsan said there was "definitely" an option for the government to file an appeal against the court's decision.

"My advice to my client will be to file an appeal, but the decision rests with him," he said. He said the court should also hold those generals responsible for contempt who had not only dismissed judges but also arrested them along with their children.

Supreme Court Bar Association President Yaseen Azad said Thursday's verdict of the court could trigger constitutional crisis in the country.


 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites