Pak PM wants consensus resolution against action on Musharraf

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Islamabad, Aug 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the Pakistan Government will take action against former President Pervez Musharraf only if parliament passes a "unanimous" resolution to invoke Article 6 of the constitution. "Bring a unanimous resolution right now ... the government is ready to act on it," said Gilani while responding to Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan's criticism targeting the government for "hesitating to take action against Musharraf even after the Supreme Court verdict".

About Nisar's reference to "rampant corruption" and "bad governance", the prime minister said he had already directed the Law Ministry to frame a law for the establishment of an accountability body to replace NAB.

Gilani also rejected Nisar's allegation that parliament was being used to "rubberstamp decisions made somewhere else".

"I took all political leaders into confidence before meeting the Indian prime minister," the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Gilani said that he was not in favour of Article 58(2b), and wanted the 17th Amendment to be repealed.

"But this has to be decided by the [parliamentary] committee ... what I can do is ask my party to expedite the process."

However, Gilani did not respond to Khan's objection that Musharraf was still being provided official security and protocol. (ANI)

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