Memogate: Gilani terms Kayani, Pasha SC replies unconstitutional

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: January 10, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday termed the responses given by the Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the Director General ISI, Lt General Shuja Pasha to the Supreme Court in the Memogate case as unconstitutional and illegal since it lacked the the approval of the competent authority.

Gilani, in an interview to a Chinese publication, the People’s Daily Online, said that any official action by a government functionary without the prior approval from relevant government authority is unconstitutional and illegal.

He referred to the observation of the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan that any act of a government functionary without the government’s nod was unconstitutional and therefore illegal.


Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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