Gilani to resist if Pak SC tries to oust PM Ashraf

Former Pakistani premier Yousuf Raza Gilani said Raja Pervez Ashraf`s removal by the judiciary would amount to disintegration of Pakistan.

Lahore: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has said it would not remain silent and will resist the apex court`s decision if they tried to oust Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has warned.

The Daily Times quoted Gilani, as saying that Ashraf`s removal by the judiciary would amount to the disintegration of Pakistan, and the judiciary would be held responsible if that happens.

He said sending an elected prime minister home was not a ``good tradition``, and if the judiciary wanted to take all decisions, then it should itself take charge of the government.

Gilani also suggested holding a train march from Lahore to Karachi in support of the supremacy of Parliament.

Gilani said he refrained from writing to the Swiss authorities, as he had vowed to follow the Constitution.

He further said that the judiciary`s decision to remove him from office was against the Constitution, but he had accepted in the nation`s interest.


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