LAHORE - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday that the 'Go Zardari Go rallies or the utterance that the PML-N would not accept the results of elections held under the supervision of President Zardari were unconstitutional. Talking to reporters at the residence of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, he recalled that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had repeatedly stated that he would not make any unconstitutional demand. After such a commitment, he said, the chief minister should desist from saying what he was saying now. Answering a question about the rising political temperature in Punjab, the prime minister said as a matter of principle it should be linked to the situation elsewhere in the country. At present, he said, the PML-N and the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf seemed to be in race, each trying to establish its credentials as the real opposition. It was for this reason, he said, that both of them were targeting the PPP. The PML-N is going to hold a rally in the city on October 28. Two days later, the PTI would be holding a similar show at Minar-i-Pakistan. The prime minister said people were fed up with the politics of 'gherao, jalao (siege and arson) and they would cast their votes in the election for or against any party on the basis of its performance. He said the president had been elected under the constitution (and could also be removed the same way). Gilani said this was not the right time for the show of power as the elections would be held in 2013. In his opinion the PML-N being in power in Punjab should not involve itself in such shows. He mad it clear that the elections would be held under the supervision of an interim government and an independent election commission. Members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had been appointed through the procedure laid down in the constitution, he said. The prime minister said he had directed Federal Minister Syed Khursheed Shah to call on Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and tell him that a notification about the ECP members would be issued very soon. He rejected the oppositions objections against the new NAB chairman Admiral Fasih Bokhari, and said it was the presidents prerogative to make an appointment for the office in consultation with the prime minister and the Leader of the Opposition. Consultation, he insisted, did not mean consensus. He said there was a minute difference between accountability and victimisation, but the PPP government was very careful in observing the law. He recalled that during the PML-N rule, the then Ehtesab Commission chairman Saifur Rehman had implicated many innocent people in baseless cases. He said he (Gilani) too had not been spared. However, he said the present government had not victimised anyone and had detained no one on political grounds. About the PPPs alliance with the PML-Q, he said both the parties would work out strategy for the upcoming Senate elections through mutual consultations. He said the PML-N also had the opportunity to join hands with the PML-Q, but the former decided not to do that. The PML-Q, he said, was a party that had polled the highest number of votes after the PPP. Answering a question, the prime minister said the army was a disciplined force, having no interest in politics. About Pakistans talks with the US, he said they were held on the basis of mutual interest and respect and the progress had been quite positive. He told a questioner that the judiciary was working within the constitutional limits and had no inclination towards what was called Bangladesh model. This system, he pointed out, had failed to deliver even in Bangladesh. The prime minister said Pakistan had won a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council with a big margin, which belied the propaganda that the country stood isolated at the international level. Similarly, he said, President Karzais assurance that Afghanistan would stand by Pakistan in case it was attacked by the US, India or any other country also established that the government was pursuing the right kind of foreign policy. He said even India had voted for Pakistan, which the critics must bear in mind. Referring to the acquittal of PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi in the NICL scam, the prime minister said it was the result of a judicial process and the government respected the verdict. He said the government would continue to respect even the future verdicts of courts. Governor Latif Khosa, Chaudhry Shujaat Husain, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Sayed Mushahid Husain and Kamil Ali Agha were also present when the prime minister was answering reporters questions.