Gilani unable to resign due to his party

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani claimed that he is not stepping down due to requests from this party to not do so.

The PM said that he would have stepped down in relation to the contempt of court case. However, his party is pressurizing him to not resign and continue as the PM of Pakistan. He furthermore added that if there is need for stepping down anywhere in the near future, it will be done so within the boundaries of constitution and according to the law.

The decision to not write the letter to Swiss authorities was taken by the majority of the votes received from his party since the action also involves opening up of alleged money accounts of the co-chairperson of their party and the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. The party argues that Asif Ali Zardari, being the President of Pakistan, has immunity. Therefore, no legal action can be taken in regards to him and that makes the letter writing an out of question deal.

PM preferred not to record any comments relating the issue of retirement or the extension of the Chief of Army Staff General Shuja Pasha and the potential replacement for the post.

Gilani spoke to the media and said that the next step regarding the contempt of court will be taken upon mutual decision of the party.

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