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Non-elected politicians can’t take parliament hostage: Gilani

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said he did not take PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif’s threats seriously, as politicians who were not elected representatives could not take the parliament hostage.
Speaking to reporters, he said Nawaz remained the prime minister of the country twice but did nothing.
Gilani said parliament should complete its five-year term.
“The system, not the prime minister is important,” he said, adding that Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif were not concerned about the system as both were not parliamentarians.
The prime minister criticized the attitude of the PML-N and PTI in national politics.
He said the nation should not suffer due to the infighting between the PML-N and PTI and should move forward.
Gilani said Nawaz and Imran did understand the sanctity and importance of the House.
The prime minister said the nation was fully aware of the performance of Pakistan Muslim League-N.
He said the PPP had not come to power through the back door and the parliament should complete its mandated term for the betterment of democracy and the system.
To a question‚ Gilani said the government would ensure free‚ fair and transparent elections in the country and this would be the first democratic government that would smoothly transfer power to the next government.
To another question‚ the prime minister said efforts would be made to give relief to the masses in the upcoming budget.
About the restoration of NATO supply line‚ he said the decision would be taken in the best national interest and following the conclusion of dialogue with the United States.
Inaugurating Pakistan’s first on-grid solar power generation system earlier‚ the prime minister said Pakistan was blessed with immense natural resources and these would be fully utilized to overcome the energy shortages.
He said the government is alive to the problems of the people on the account of energy shortages and exploring indigenous resources, including hydel and renewable energy, to overcome the problem once and for all.
Gilani pointed out that the identified potential of power generation from wind was about 43‚000MW‚ whereas for solar‚ it was more than 100‚000MW.
Emphasizing upon energy conservation‚ Gilani said electricity should not be used as a luxury but to fulfill optimal requirements.



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4 Comments

  1. Reckless said:

    PPP is on the right track. shareef brothers are finished. Gillani will finsh his full term.

  2. Dr.M.M.Khan said:

    I quite agree with PM Gilani! The non elected politicians cannot hold the Parliament hostage. It is entirely the privilege of the President, PM and the Speaker to hold the judiciary and the rest of the country as hostage . This is arrogance of power or so called
    HUBRIS syndrome when the touchable becomes untouchable. The PM is basking in glory after the speaker overruled the judiciary's binding decision. He who dares wins. Is there a precedent in any part of the world where a speaker has such power.? The common man in the street must be wondering who really has the power—surely not the courts. They elected people enjoy absolute immunity.
    The present Govt .will be remembered for two paradoxical phenomenas.1) Initially a long march for the restoration of the judiciary and it's supremacy.2) when the judiciary
    started showing it's independence it was promptly snubbed.
    Finally this Govt. will alse remembered for failing to protect the the counry's soveignity
    and security. Fear stalks the steets of Pakistan. No body is safe! Sky above is not safe
    from UFO'S. Is this the Pakistan which the present Govt .gloating about.? Hubris syndrome is complete!

  3. une ami Parisien said:

    Pouvez-vous Monsieur le Premier ministre du Pakistan s'il vous plaît dites à votre nation ce que vous pensez de M. Altaf Hussain?
    Il n'est pas un membre élu du parlement. Il s'agit d'un fugitif, mais alors pourquoi vous et votre président lécher ses pieds? Pourquoi votre Président continue d'envoyer son ministre de l'Intérieur M. maladroit Rehman Malik?

  4. une ami Parisien said:

    Can you Mr Prime Minister of Pakistan please tell your nation what you think about Mr Altaf Hussain?
    He is not an elected member of the parliament. He is a fugitive but then why you and your President licking his feet? Why your President keeps sending his goofy Interior Minister Mr Rehman Malik?

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