Commending the verdict of the Supreme Court, President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif has said by disobeying the court’s verdict, Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani not only dishonored the judiciary but also hurt his own dignity.
While speaking to a private TV channel, the former two-time prime minister termed the disqualification of the premier by the apex court as a true accountability. He said, “Supreme Court’s decision is the real accountability for this corrupt government”.
He further stated, “No matter who becomes the new prime minister, he will have to write the letter (to the Swiss authorities to open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari)”.
He was of the opinion that present government was perfect formula for the country’s disaster if it continued to rule the country.
Terming immediate elections only solution of political crises, he stressed the government to hold general polls in the best interests of the democratic system.
He raised a question, “What is a single good thing that the present government has done so far to justify its further being in power?”
Replying to a query, he said the collective psyche of the incumbent government and its allied parties in the backdrop of the current state of affairs of the country was beyond understanding.
In his view, the continuation of the government would create more problems for Pakistan as the situation is deteriorating day by day.
The President PML-N also summoned party’s CEC meeting on Wednesday to deliberate over disqualification of the premier in the speaker ruling.
Apart from that the sitting will also discuss host of issues including load- shedding crisis, political crisis and law and order situation of Punjab.
It is also expected of party leadership to take other members into confidence regarding future political alliances and electoral strategy within and outside parliament.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Gilani, setting aside ruling of the National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza. According to the verdict, Gilani is no more Member of the National Assembly (MNA).
The order stated that the office of the chief executive fell vacant from April 26, when he was convicted by the seven-member bench of the court for not implementing court’s ruling of writing letter to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.