Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he will act in
accordance with the Constitution with regard to the corruption charge
against President Asif Ali Zardari.
Gilani was replying to reporters in Lahore on Sunday when being asked
about the Supreme Court's order to the prime minister to write to Swiss
authorities for reopening graft cases against the president, Geo TV
Gilani said he will not take advice from anybody but will work in
accordance with the Constitution. He said any inquiry into the Swiss bank
issue should have been referred to the Parliament.
The apex court on March 8 directed Gilani to implement its order on the
National Reconciliation Ordinance, issued by then president Pervez
Musharraf, granting amnesty to politicians and bureaucrats accused of
It also asked Gilani to submit in court in writing on March 19 regarding
the implementation of its order. The country's anti-corruption body has
said millions of dollars have been transferred to Swiss banks from
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