Islamabad, Jan.19 (ANI): Stressing that his government maintains 'excellent relations' with the higher judiciary, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has rejected allegations of any confrontation with it.
"We have excellent relations with judiciary, we respect judiciary and we respect their judgements," Gilani said, while responding to a point of order raised by the Leader of Opposotion Chaudhry Nisat Ali.
Gilani said that his two-year-old government was following the principle of 'trichotomy' enshrined in the Constitution, which draws "red lines" about the spheres of parliament, executive and the judiciary.
"We do not want to transgress into each other's fields. I want to assure you that we will not do anything that is contrary to the Constitution, that is contrary to the interests of this house and contrary to (the principle of) trichotomy," The Dawn quoted Gilani, as saying.
Addressing the Lower House, Gilani also emphasised on the need of resolving 'core' issues with India including Kashmir, Sir Creek and the division of river waters between the two countries.
He said it was important to address these issues for establishing peace and stability in the region. (ANI)