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Govt, opposition should have agreed to TORs earlier: Gillani

MULTAN: Former premier Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani has said that PPP had advised the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to agree to the Terms of Reference (TORs) of the investigation of Panama Leaks, ARY News reported.

PPP stalwart was talking to media on Wednesday in Multan.

He said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had urged the acceptance of the TORs. “I wish all political parties would have agreed to it,” Gillani said.

Gillani said, “We didn’t call for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. Our only demand was the acceptance of the TORs.”

The PPP leader went on to say that Bilawal called for Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s resignation as the National Action Plan was not being implemented properly.

“I am a democrat. I accepted the court’s verdict and went back to home. I have forget what happened to me. I didn’t want the confrontation of the state institutions,” Gillani further said.

“PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had prepared the constitution of Pakistan and I restored it,” he said.

He said that People’s Party always showed political maturity and did not become part of any political confrontation. He said that the party is only focusing on the country’s development, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and strengthening the Parliament.

“We strongly condemn the ceasefire violation at Line of Control and laud the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan Army,” he said.

The former prime minister added that sit-ins, lock-downs and rallies are part of the PTI’s charter.



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