MULTAN: Former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said that the Supreme Court should announce the final verdict soon to quell all speculations and rumours that have been surrounding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The Pakistan Peoples Party leader dispelled that likelihood of a clash between institutions. He anticipated that the government should compete its mandated tenure, and the next general elections should be held in 2018.
Gillani said that PM Sharif should take the nation into confidence if he believe that a conspiracy has been hatched against him.
“The Supreme Court has has reserved its verdict based on the JIT report, and all political parties are active over the matter” he said.
“A quick decision (by the Supreme Court) will normalise the situation in the country,” he said. “I am in favour of the government completing its tenure. Next elections should be held in 2018.”
However, he deplored that no one was interested in electoral reforms and will decry rigging again in the next elections. He said the parliament should pass laws against corruption.
He said the PPP is an ideological party while opportunists and turncoats keep coming around. He said the party firmly believes in freedom of speech and expression.
Gilani said that the safety and security of the nation is in safe hands. He said he was the first person to speak about Indian interference in Balochistan. He further said that the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadhav will be decided as per the law.
He said said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was visionary leader who gave the nation the 1973 Constitution, and his services to make Pakistan a nuclear power cannot be undermined.
Gilani said that he has not yet pondered over running in the next election. Speaking over the party manifesto, he said a committee has been formed to form a successful one which will be fully implemented.