Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani



Designation: Ex-Prime Minister Islamic Republic of Pakistan
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Yousuf Raza Gillani, also spelled Gilani, born. June 9, 1952 was the 16th Prime Minister of Pakistan and the vice-chairman of the democratic socialist party, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[ Gillani was nominated for the office of prime minister and became prime minister when his party formed the coalition government with Pakistan Muslim League, Awami National Party, Assembly of Islamic Clergy and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), after his party secured a considerable victory on 2008 parliamentary elections. He is the first prime minister from the Saraiki-speaking belt, and also the second longest serving prime minister with a period span of 45 months, chairing more than 100 cabinet and parliamentary sessions; the most any successive democratic government in the political history of the country.

He first successfully contested 1988 parliamentary elections and has been a senior member of parliament for the Multan-IV constituency since 1988, heading the Ministry of Tourism under the government of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. After his party wining the plurality in 1990 parliamentary elections, Gillani was nominated by Benazir Bhutto to become the 15th Speaker of the National Assembly, serving until 16 February 1997. On 11 February 2001, Gillani was imprisoned by military court instituted under by then-CMLA and President Pervez Musharraf on the accusations and charges on corruption in infamous Adiala Jail, and released on 7 October 2006.

Gillani's Pakistan Peoples Party won a considerable victory in the 2008 parliamentary elections, and with the consent of coalition government, Gillani was nominated for the office of Prime minister, taking the oath from President Pervez Musharraf on 25 March 2008. In a first inaugural session, Gillani announced the formation of the Truth and reconciliation commission, reducing the federal budget deficits, reconstruction of the troubled tribal belt, education, land, and agriculture reforms, and lifting the bans on elected labor and students' unions, followed by new energy and nuclear policy to reduce the level of the loadshedding in the country. A consistently strong U.S.-ally prime minister , Gillani was ranked as the 38th most powerful person in the world by Forbes. On 25 April, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan convicted Gillani for violating the Article 63(1) (g) of the Constitution of Pakistan.

The verdict was given after the Supreme Court of Pakistan found the prime minister guilty of contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, but gave him only a symbolic sentence "till the rising of the court" in the courtroom, a sentence lasting 30 seconds. However, in a later ruling on June 19, 2012, the Supreme Court disqualified Gilani from holding public office and stated that he had ceased to be prime minister since his conviction on April 26. “Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from membership of parliament from April 26, the date of his conviction. He has also ceased to be the prime minister of Pakistan,” Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said in the court order, which also told the Election Commission to issue a notice of disqualification and the president to "take necessary steps to ensure continuation of [the] democratic process”.

Disqualification petition

On 29 March 2012, a civilian resident of Johar Town Lahore, Tariq Ahmed, filed a court petition in the Lahore High Court, seeking to hear the case of disqualification of Yousaf Raza Gillani.[85] The plea was filed in the High Court in which the petitioner took the stance that "Fauzia Gillani. spouse of Prime minister Gilani received loans of millions of rupees from the Agriculture Development Bank Ltd (ADB) and the National Bank of Pakistan for the two mega-corporation owned by the Gillani family of which Fauzia Gillani served both megacorporation's executive director. None of the loans of millions of rupees were paid back to the banks.

The Consitution of Pakistan's Article 63(1)(q) and Article 63(1)(F) states that "if a person even his or/her, spouse is defaulter of bank loan then he or/she is disqualified to be elected as Member of Parliament (MP). Petitioner pointed out that apart from that in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SAL) as of 2007 investment in shares by her spouse, ownership of inherited assets and house in in the Defence Housing Authority, Lahore (DHA Lahore), have not been declared in their SAL submission list given to the Election Commission of Pakistan.The court after hearing the petitioner has asked the Deputy Attorney General to assist the Court on next hearing date April 04, 2012. The disqualification petition was put to rest by the ruling of the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza, that the petition does not hold ground. On June 19, 2012, Supreme Court (SC) has disqualified Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani in its short order of the NA Speaker ruling case.

Conviction on charges of Contempt of Court

On 26 April 2012, Gillani was convicted on the charges of Contempt of Court, becoming Pakistan's first Prime Minister to be convicted while holding office[28]. He was sentenced to be held in custody till the rising of court, a symbolic sentence lasting 30 seconds.[29] The verdict was a short order and the full verdict of the court (over 70 pages) had been reserved, and was handed over after few days' time.[88] Gillani's lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan announced that the Prime Minister shall file an appeal against the Supreme Court's verdict once the full verdict is handed over.[89] Meanwhile, a defiant Yousuf Raza Gilani refused to step down.

On 28 May 2012, the issue of the disqualification of the Prime Minister was put to rest after a ruling by Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza, to not to send the disqualification reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan. Subsequently the Prime Minister and his legal team decided not to file a petition against the conviction.The Prime Minister still maintains that he acted to defend the Constitution of Pakistan,[93] which according to the Supreme Court amounted to contempt of court. On June 19th 2012, Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Prime Minister Gillani sighting the earlier conviction on April 26th 2012. Supreme Court in it's orders, said that the Mr. Gillani was ineligible to hold the Prime Minister's office after April 26th conviction and all orders given by him till date would stand null and void.

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zain ul abideen ( d.g.khan,Pakistan) Wednesday, October 2, 2013 1:39:08 AM (MDT - USA)
yousaf raza gillani is a great personality in politics...he sacrificed his p.m ship for democracy...he has great sacrifices for pakistan peoples party

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ritwik ( delhi,India) Monday, March 26, 2012 2:34:29 AM (MDT - USA)
Dear Sir , I have not been privy to struggle for Independence nor to partition of the three unfortunate wars that our nations have fought. Thus to my generation, possibly on both the sides of border, acrimony doesnt come as naturally as to generations who have been witness to all these events. The new generation wants change in foreign policy stance. From both the sides It might be slow but it should be visible and progressive. I PRAY TO GOD FOR MR. SARABJIT SINGH THAT PAK GOVT. RELEASE HIM & HE ARRIVE TO HOME. GOD HELP HIM. I REQUEST TO PAK President . PLEASE RELEASE HIM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE HE IS INNOCENT, his family is waiting him to see son back to India he is not terrorist ?somebopdy is innovolved them PLEASE – PLEASE – PLEASE help him I think u can trust us u will and consider our problem I hopee u will understand what iam trying to say?I hope that u will understand what iam trying to say we want that India pakistan friendship should be long lived one I as young Indian citizen am pain to see saw many indian languifhing in jail of Pakistan and vice versa . I know u r very kind person The relationship will India & Pakistan Brother hood I hope u will coperiate with India And u will understand feeling of Sarabjit Singh case ok Bharat mata is calling her kids asking when her kids come backrather than regressive. I eternally hope that the day is not far off when political prisoners and prisoners of wars in the jails of both the countries will be freed and there will be seemless (without visa) movement between both the countries.

Syed Asad Ali Gillani ( Hujra ShahMuqeem Okara ,Pakistan) Tuesday, January 3, 2012 3:25:24 AM (MDT - USA)
Honorable Mamoo Aslam-o-Alaikum I hope your honor will be in the good health and high spirit. I seek some time to meet your honor in this week to discuss . some important matters We tried our best for several times for meeting with your honor but unluckily we are not rewarded with your kind control. I hope that your honor would be kind enough to fix some convenient date and time at first oppotunity. With best regards and wishes Syed Asad Ali Gillani. Ex.Zilla Nazim Okara. 0306-8422957

wajid hussain ( ubauro,Pakistan) Monday, January 2, 2012 5:20:26 AM (MDT - USA)
sir i have passed my kindly give me a job i will be thnkful to you

Ejaz Saeed ( Manchester,United Kingdom) Friday, August 5, 2011 10:00:29 PM (MDT - USA)
Dear sir, I write to you again to help me with our issue.I have no one else to turn to and I hope you will turn your attention to this matter or get someone to look into this matter.My mobile no is 07772454723

Ejaz Saeed ( Manchester,United Kingdom) Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:52:35 AM (MDT - USA)
Dear sir, I drastically require your help and support with this matter.I saved my earnings to buy a plot of land in Lahore in 2006,so my family could eventually come back to Pakistan.To cut along story short, I have been robbed ,no construction has started.I have filed a case been to the police in Pakistan,contacted the Manchester consulate but I am still without any help.The police just kept me hanging on a loose thread.I am a law graduate from Pakistan and have worked hard to obtain my degree in the UK.please could you help me and my family with this matter.The company that sold the land is Sherwood Gardens.Will be waiting anxiously for your help.Dated 3 august 2011

AKBAR ( multan,Pakistan) Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:52:35 AM (MDT - USA)
DEAR SIR I am living Multan before one month i was in Qatar in a contract job now our company send me back because they have no more work .now i am facing un employment plz arrange for me a overses job otherwise in pakistan my job trade is charge hand hydrotesting.iI will be thankful to you for this kindness akbar Ali House#78, Block W ,STreet A New Multan

pirsyedmehrimam ( 03005297229,United States) Sunday, July 10, 2011 2:57:07 AM (MDT - USA)
sahb gilani sahb slalm ho

muhammad diler ( pisa,Italy) Friday, July 8, 2011 2:19:30 PM (MDT - USA)
Hi.... Mr.. Yousaf Raza Gilan saab..........I sent a message yesterday to you. But no response...........anyways. You donot have time to read it even.........................Again...... i have an invention for you(all waters i can change into fuel by spending 2ruppees per liter ) i think it will be helpful to make pakistan strong . i have another thing but can not write here (something important for defence point of view) tel. no. is 00393928764221 If you are not...........I am here right in the market

muhammad diler ( pisa,Italy) Thursday, July 7, 2011 7:54:23 AM (MDT - USA)
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SOHNI SHAMS ( MULTAN,Pakistan) Thursday, June 30, 2011 1:58:34 AM (MDT - USA)
Honourable, Mr. Yousaf Raza Gillani, Prime Minister of Pakistan. APPEAL – FAMILY OF ARMY PERSON Most Honourable Sir, I, Mst Sohni Bibi, Wife Army Number. 2393218 Naik/Clerk Shamas Ud Din, resident of House No. 766, Al-Quresh Housing Scheme Phase-II Sher Shah Road Multan, who have been serving in Pak Army for 14 years. On 20 October 2005 being innocent he had been dismissed by Commandant Punjab Centre Mardan on Administration Action. We have forwarded many applications explanation/ clarifications to our honourable higher authorities like COAS, GHQ, DG ISI, 408 INT BN, 2 CORPS Multan etc but all remain fruitless. My husband had serve for 14 Years. We got two younger kids, old parents dependents on my husband. We request you to kindly allow complete benefits for 14 years like pension commutation and GP Fund during entire service. We have disappointed badly, and our worst circumstances have constrained me to knock at your door for justice. We have perusing the case since last six years. After Allah, we hope that your good honour being CUSTODIAN of the ARMY and have a great mandate from the Nation to solve problems and grant relief to each Pakistani, would be kind enough to look into the matter very sympathetically and allow our benefits like Pension/Commutation and GP Fund as on humanitarian grounds. The appellant prays for your long life and family. Respectfully Yours, Mst. Sohni Bibi, Wife of 2393218 Naik/Clerk Shamas Ud Din,House # 766 Al-Quresh Housing Scheme Ph-II, Sher Shah Road, Multan. Pakistan. E-mail.

sohail ( daska,Pakistan) Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:12:42 AM (MDT - USA)
Asalama -o-Alikum Sir I hope you are fine and engyo yourslef. May you live long time. Sir , My nameis sohail shoukat mashi or i lived in pakistan. My city name is daska or i read the 10th class.but i have very interest in study and then read more. but my fimly is not for this able. Than i thouth that i shall job for my or my fimly .I tried more turen to attianed the job but i refused everytime. i have the interest in pak navy please sir you hel me for this job i have able for this job ihave obtteainedthe marks 698 in 1050 matric. plz plz plz plz you help me i will very thanks ful to you for all life . May you live long time or yousall reply me with your anwsar plz plz

sohail ( daska,Pakistan) Saturday, June 25, 2011 11:54:36 AM (MDT - USA)
Sir Asalam-o-Alikium i am sohail shoukat mashi .I read tthe matric or i have the more interest the study but i have the belong with a poor fimly my fimly have not than strenth that he read me more i haved the obtained marks 698 in matric sir i thouth that i sall the work now i want to job any kind but i have the interest in the pak navy please you help me can i attian the job.May you live long and god bless you always.

saima ( multan,Pakistan) Monday, June 13, 2011 9:23:40 PM (MDT - USA)
hi sir hw r u..

dr.maryam ( karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, June 9, 2011 12:43:25 PM (MDT - USA)
sir yousuif raza gilani, i am dr.maryam.sir u r as our leader as ur a father at ur home ...sir me as a represntater of humanity wants justice in "sarfaraz" matter...sir i wanna ask you a simple question if sarfaraz who murdered badly in a metropolitan city (karachi) on thursday 9th of june 2011 was not a simple guy if he was ur son makhdoom gilani to kia tab b aapki speech whi hoti jo aaj thi? aapko un idaron ko bbura kehna ghalat lag raha hy jo masoom logn ko sare aam bedardi sy qatal kr dete hain... wo lrka sarfaraz marty wqt ami ami chilla raha tha kia aapko uski cheekhen sunai nahi den? wo dam torty wqt bar bar keh raha tha k mujhy hospital le jao kia aapko uska behta khoon nazar ni aaya? sir kia ye zulm ki intiha ni? ya shayad intiha to tab hoi jab aap ny assembly mn kharay ho kar kaha k un idaron k khilaf nazeba alfaz k istimal sy perhez kia jae..... sir aap kaisy leader hn jo apni qoum k ek masoom insan k is vehshiyana qatal py itny sukoon sy speech kar k chaly gae? mr.yousaf raza gilani we want "INSAF", otherwise we dont need such a leader who can't do any thing against that disasterious act.... i hope aap mulziman ko usi saza ka haqdar thehraengy jo unhn milni cha hiye..... thanx...

AMIR KHAN ( lahore ,Pakistan) Monday, May 23, 2011 2:46:45 AM (MDT - USA)
my DEAR UNCLE ASSALAMU-alaikum iam amir khan from pakistan,iam hero of pahistan poor parents, iam suffering thalassemia major disease, which is diagnosed when i was about onley 8 month old. nowadays iam 16 year old .i have beiny giving a blood transfusion every month ar after 15 days. this is a very painfull process for us my serum ferritin level reached day by day , my heart liverand various orgams in the body is very dangerous, i wants live with you so it is a humble request that your fully somefinancially help me by the mercy, pity,kindness,sympathy,oreven our..god..includes your heart divine favour, benevolence for amirkhan.i want to permanent treatment by operation in parents just cannot affordthis situation,because my father is a little employ in private company in lahore palristom. please you again requesting that you must help me for this humanity life save thamlr you again,i am myall family oblige you all life uncle,iam amxiously waiting for your help. thank u phone number 03224305719 ID facebook e-mail.amir123-95@YAHOO.COM PAKISTAN from amir khan

abdul kabir ( faisalabd,Pakistan) Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:21:27 PM (MDT - USA)
salam. mera name abdul kabir ha meri age 19 year ha ma faisalabad se ho meri pm sir se meri requet ha k moje faisalabad tarraffic police me 1year ya 2year k liye contarat pe police me li le please pm sir ma bohat poor family se ho or ma ne 10 class pass ki ho hi ha please moje ap police wadden ki job 1year k liye contarrat pe le de ap ko allah ka wasta ha please meri help kare please please mera email ye ha is pe jawab de de ap ko pm sir allah ka wasta ha

jalalkhan ( rawalpindi,United States) Saturday, May 14, 2011 1:39:12 AM (MDT - USA)
plz meet or contact with me 03445118299 i will wait for yours response

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