Gilani says Parliament is supreme, denies rift with Zardari

January 13th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Dispelling the impression of Pakistan National Assembly being a rubber stamp, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that they believed in the supremacy of the Parliament and all the decisions would be taken in the House with consensus.

Addressing the National Assembly on Monday, Gilani said that Pakistan Peoples Party wanted to see political system rolling and for that reason they were taking all the stakeholders into confidence on all the major issues.

He also dispelled the impression of rift between the Presidency and the Prime Minister House, and said that both the offices were working in complete unison in accordance with the rules of business for strengthening the political system.

Gilani further said that the National Assembly was a peoples representative institution and not a rubber stamp and held out an assurance that the government would uphold sovereignty and supremacy of the parliament and all decisions will be made by the Parliament.

There is no difference between me and President Asif Zardari. We together want to consolidate this system. We will continue to play our role for strengthening the parliament, he said.

Gilani also said that he had not shown indifference to the cause of independence of judiciary and had just said that the decision of participation in the lawyers long march was the internal affair of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz).

He said that the PPP was fully committed to the independence of judiciary and recalled the countless sacrifices for the supremacy of judiciary by the party in the recent past. (ANI)

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