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'Gilani may end political crisis through series of actions'

world Updated: Mar 12, 2009 13:58 IST
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Facing intense political opposition, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani may end the impasse in the country through a series of actions, including the reinstatement of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, which has Army's backing.

Gilani was preparing for these "actions" following another one-on-one meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the PM House on Wednesday, a report in 'The News' newspaper said.

The military and political leadership shared grave concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the wake of the call for the long march and sit-in by the lawyers, civil society and opposition politicians, the newspaper said quoting two political sources.

The report said that Gilani in his push for a grand political reconciliation in the country is devising a strategy that can make way to reverse governor's rule in the Punjab; return of the PML-N-led government there and constitutional action to undo the Supreme Court disqualifications of Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif.

The strategy, most importantly, also includes the reinstatement of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and other judges before the Supreme Court chief justice is appointed under the procedure adopted in the Charter of Democracy signed by slain former premier Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif in London in 2007.