PM’s conviction: PPP-S demands Gilani’s resignation
PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party-Sherpao (PPP-S) on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani resign after the Supreme Court convicted him of contempt court.
“It is a matter of great embarrassment for the government that the prime minister had been convicted in contempt of court,” PPP-S Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President Sikandar Sherpao said. He was speaking at the party’s provincial cabinet meeting. Sikandar held the government responsible for its “own humiliation”, saying that it “spared no chance of ridiculing the court”.
The coalition partners also played their role in escalating “political chaos” in the country by misguiding the government, adding that its adamant attitude badly dented the country’s image, a party statement quoted him as saying.
Sikandar said the flawed policies further pushed the country into economic bankruptcy. “The rule of law and independence of judiciary must be upheld at all costs,” he also said.
He said the government should concentrate on the people’s welfare and take tangible steps to overcome the prevailing crises.
The PPP-S leader said further the people had lost faith in the elected government as it failed to steer the country out of the prevailing crises. The government, he said, had set a “new record of corruption” as scandals surfaced regularly involving its ministers and cronies.
Sikandar said that the so-called champions of Pakhtun’s rights could not come up to the people’s expectations, adding that the masses were no more willing to be ruled by incompetent and corrupt rulers.