Islamabad, Dec 11: Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that he would rather prefer to quit the politics than to betray his Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
“I am committed to the party. I am with the party and I would rather quit politics than to stab the party,” The Nation quoted Gilani, as saying.
He also said the memo scandal was not worth an issue as Mansoor Ijaz, the writer of the so-called memo and who is also not a Pakistani, had no credibility.
Gilani said when the leader of the opposition raised the question of memo in the parliament, he replied that he would summon the then Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani to Pakistan and will not condemn him unheard as per the norms of justice.
He said Haqqani came to Pakistan and he explained his position in presence of the President, Chief of the Army Staff and Director General ISI. Gilani said he asked Haqqani to resign for fair trial and he immediately referred the matter to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security. (ANI)