Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called for the resignation of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he was convicted by the Supreme Court for contempt.
“(The) Prime Minister should immediately resign. He should step down without causing further crisis,” Sharif said on Geo News.
The former PM also called for fresh elections.
“The court verdict is based on truth and reality. It must have punished the Prime Minister with a heavy heart, but the Prime Minister himself is to be blamed,” he said.
“The Prime Minister himself invited this situation,” he added.
Gilani was convicted for contempt over his refusal to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and was given a symbolic sentence that lasted 30 seconds threatening his continuance in office.