Gilani wants to undo all political wrongs to cement place in Pak history

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Islamabad, Mar 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani wants to defuse the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan by undoing "all the wrongs" to mark his place in the history of the country.

Gilani privately told a group of senators that he wanted to "decisively deliver" in the present crisis even if he might have to lose his coveted post, sources said.

"Prime Ministers come and go, but what they do remains in the annals of history. I want to do something worthwhile to break the prevailing logjam," an outgoing senator quoted Gilani, as saying.

The senator was sitting beside Gilani at a meeting with outgoing Senate Chairman Mohammadmian Soomro at Wednesday night's dinner for retiring parliamentarians at the Prime Minister's House, The News reported.

"What did Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani tell you to do?" the outspoken senator asked the prime minister. Gilani replied that the COAS expressed his concern over the prevailing situation and wanted him to defuse it.

"You should play your constitutional and legal role in calming down the situation," General Kayani was quoted as telling the Prime Minister.

"What is the solution?" Gilani asked another senator. "Shah Sahib, you should restore the February 25 position by reinstating Shahbaz Sharif as the Chief Minister, undo the disqualification of the Sharif brothers by the Supreme Court and sack Governor Salmaan Taseer," the senator replied.

"The exit of the governor would take some time to materialise while the other things can be done without any major delay," Gilani was quoted as assuring the lawmaker.

Another senator said that the Prime Minister made it clear that he was not a "product or beneficiary of the NRO" (National Reconciliation Ordinance).

The parliamentarian said that the prime minister was conscious of the fact that Washington, London and some other powerful capitals wanted the political situation in Pakistan to stabilise and their representatives had communicated their concern to him and other top leaders of the country. (ANI)

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