Pak PM Gilani prepared to relinquish power

Posted By: Nairita Das
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Islamabad, Sept 15 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, has said that he is mentally prepared to relinquish power, as he wants to "live politically" than dying while in politics.

"I want to live politically rather than die politically," The Nation quoted Gilani, as saying.

Although he does not foresee any immediate move to dislodge present political set-up, the talk of change of government through unconstitutional means was uncalled for, especially at a time when country needed the present political dispensation the most in the wake of devastating floods.

Calling it unfortunate, he said: "The country needs unity at this time. What benefit the country would have if any unconstitutional step is taken to dislodge the government?"

He further stated that his family had been in politics and in power since independence, and it would make no difference if he were out of power.

"Neither I am chair-taker nor care-taker. The people now talking of change in present set-up had given me three months time to run the show. Then I got extension for another three months from them followed by more extensions. Now they say you are surviving on bonus. Now the new date is in December," he added.

He insisted that the Country's future lies in democracy, without which, it would be taking a step in the backward direction. (ANI)

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