India closely watching political turmoil in Pak: Krishna
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Foreign minister S.M. Krishna said on Wednesday that New Delhi was keeping a close watch on the political turmoil going on in Pakistan after the Supreme Court declared Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani ineligible to hold office.
Interacting with reporters here, Krishna said that Pakistan's political impasse should not affect the bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries.
"We are very closely following the particular events in Pakistan and we would like the political impasse to be settled and whatever happens in Pakistan, I think it shouldn't impact bilateral relations between the two countries," said Krishna.
In April, the court found Gilani guilty of contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Zardari. The court ruled that since no appeal was filed against the conviction, Gilani was disqualified as a member of parliament.
Analysts say while the decision is a big blow to the ruling Pakistan People's Party, it is unlikely to lead to the fall of the government.
Gilani was the first serving prime minister in Pakistan's history to be convicted by a court. (ANI)
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