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Pak PM Gilani regrets PPP inked CoD with Sharif


May 13, 2012 - London

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that today he regrets that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) inked a Charter of Democracy with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and extended him full support when he was going through difficult times.

He said the PPP only received undue criticism from the PML-N in return, adding that the entire politics of Nawaz Sharif revolves around creating disruption in traffic, burning tyres and causing lawlessness, reports The Nation.

Gilani has now vowed to protect the Constitution at all costs and not to be deterred by any threat.

"Come what may I will protect the Constitution of Pakistan, I will go to the last limit and exhaust all my options and exercise my right to appeal," the paper quoted Gilani, as saying.

He said, "I am not one of those who will stab the party in the back as I believe that under the Article 248 of the Constitution and Vienna Convention the President of Pakistan has complete immunity and he is not required to write any letter, as it is a violation of the Constitution."

Gilani said the opposition wanted him to resign on moral grounds, and questioned the cases against Sharifs pending with the National Accountability Bureau and especially the Mehran Bank case for the past 20 years.

Gilani also said there is no law for the contempt of court in the country.ilani said certain self-created leaders were now through their 'so-called' public gatherings, trying in vain to tell the world that he was no longer the prime minister of the country.

"We do not care if you do not accept me. The world acknowledges me, the constitution of Pakistan recognises me, the people of Pakistan recognise me," he added.

ANI

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