No corruption case against me, says Gilani

Islamabad, May 12: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said in London that there is no corruption case against him, it was reported here.

Gilani Friday said there is no case of corruption against him and he is performing his role to uphold and protect the constitution, reported Associated Press of Pakistan.

He said that if all institutions work within the constitution, then there will be no conflict and he has been working within the parameters of the constitution.

On April 26, Gilani was convicted for contempt of court by the Supreme Court that gave him a symbolic sentence till rising of the court for refusing to write to Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Gilani was indicted for contempt of court Feb 13.

Accused of graft, Zardari was granted amnesty under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in 2007 by then president Pervez Musharraf to facilitate his return home and, primarily that of his wife, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

The NRO that granted immunity to politicians and bureaucrats in corruption cases was struck down in 2009 by the Supreme Court as void.

IANS