President Asif Zardari Enjoys immunity: PM Gilani
Pakistan News/Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said the President enjoys complete immunity, not only in Pakistan but also in the world as enunciated by the Constitution.
The Prime Minister, giving his point of view in the Supreme Court on the contempt of court case, said that he could not even think of dishonoring or disgracing the court.
Gilani said he appeared in person to comply with court orders that indicated his respect and honour for the court.
About writing letter to Swiss Courts for opening of the cases, the Prime Minister said the President enjoys immunity within Pakistan and abroad, therefore, he did not write letter to the Swiss court.
He said the leaders of PPP always respected and honored the courts and complied with its orders.
Gilani said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Begum Nusrat Bhutto also appeared before the courts that indicated the respect and honour of these courts by the leaders.
He said the presence of leaders of Coalition Partners in the court, is the reflective of their respect for judiciary.
The Prime Minister said Benazir Bhutto was a great leader and politician, and he was following her mission.
He said the country is united and integrated due to the 1973 Constitution that has been restored by the present government in its original form.
Justice Asif Khosa, appreciating presence of Prime Minister Gilani in the court, said it indicated that there is rule of law as the Chief Executive of the country appeared in the court.
The Prime Minister along with other leaders and his Cabinet members attended the court proceedings and personally presented his point of view before the Bench.
He said he and President Asif Zardari had to face imprisonment but they never did any dishonor to the courts.