President Zardari will come back in two weeks: says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told BBC official in an interview on Sunday that President Asif Ali Zardari will come back home in two weeks.

He also said that the political experts have now just two more weeks to theorise the absence of President. He explained that the President is making rapid improvement and he will require only two more weeks to return home and handle his position.

He contradicted with the rumours of President’s resignation letter, which were confirmed by a source in Dubai. Gilani told that, Why should he write it? He has the backing and support of the entire parliament.”

He also denied statements that Zardari suffered a stroke and the army was trying to force him out of his position. He said, “Rumours are rumours.”

While answering a question about the Shamsi airbase, Gilani uttered that the remaining US officers have left he airbase and it is now back in the control of Pakistani forces. He told that the base was constructed by the UAE government but was being used
by the American soldiers for many years.

He added that these American soldiers were given a 15-day deadline to cease their control after the Nato attacks on November 26 that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

While referring to an objection made by the PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination that the government has failed to make any progress, Gilani said, “High profile cases take time. There have been some murder cases in your country, which
are yet to be resolved. This case is in court and the results should be awaited.”

“Those who had left Benazir dying have become ministers and advisers in this government,” Gilani said.

When asked to respond to Nawaz Sharif’s allegation, PM said, “I cannot stop him from saying such things or changing his opinion.”

While answering to a question about the discontinued Nato supplies, Gilani told that the government has stopped Nato supplies for almost two weeks and it may continue to do the same in future.