Parliament has failed to secure its rights: Gilani
05 October, 2012
LAHORE: Former premier Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the parliament has failed to secure its rights only because of the opposition.
Talking to the media on arrival at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Thursday, Gilani said democracy could not be promoted and strengthened by disqualifying elected members of the parliament.
Declaring the Baloch leaders' contacts with political leaders a good omen, Gilani said the Baloch nationalist parties should take part in the next general elections to enter into national politics.
Welcoming the meetings of Baloch leaders with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, the former premier said that they should not aloof themselves.
Commenting on the Nawaz's demand for withdrawal of Frontier Constabulary (FC) from Balochistan, Gilani said that it was a provincial matter and should be resolved in consultation with Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani and the provincial government.
To a question about relations with Russia, the former PM said that it was need of the hour to expand relations with neighbouring countries, including China, Russia and India as peace, stability and development of the region could only be possible with such moves.
Replying to a question, Gilani said he had left the Presidency to better serve the masses by remaining among them and contest upcoming general elections without depending on the government.