Prefer contempt charges over violating Constitution: Gilani

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: March 15, 2012

BAHAWALPUR: As the issue for writing a letter to Swiss authorities gains momentum, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Thursday that he would rather be incarcerated for contempt of court than be handed a death penalty for violating Article 6 of the Constitution.

Speaking to a gathering of Islamia University’s students in Bahawalpur, Gilani said that he is not writing a letter to the Swiss authorities according to the rules of business and Constitution. “If I write the letter, it will be a violation of the Article 6 of the Constitution.”

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Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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