Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said he had come to Islamabad himself because it was being said that the Punjab government was not cooperating in his arrest.
Talking to reporters on Tuesday, he said, “I have come to Islamabad by myself, and if someone wants to arrest me he can do it. It will also save expenses,” he added.
The former PM said he would not produce himself in front of any institution.
He said he defended the immunity of President Asif Ali Zardari and would also fully defend himself.
“Only parliament has the authority to summon me,” he concluded.
The former prime minister said he had heard that the Punjab government was facing difficulties in his arrest so he had come to Islamabad.
Commenting on his becoming the PM, Gilani said, “I asked the president not to bring me forth, as Adiyala Jail is not far from the PM House, however, when President Zardari insisted, I was left with no choice other than taking charge of the Prime Minister’s Office.”
Gilani said that he had completed the sentence for his cases prior to taking charge as the prime minister and had been acquitted in cases.
To a question, he said the courts wanted to rule the country.