Prime Minsiter Yusuf Raza Gilani in a televised address to the nation on Sunday said if a Prime Minister denies a news report, it must be accepted on all forums.

The Prime Minister in his address said although some people said ratification through parliament of executive order restoring judges is necessary, ‘I continued to stick to my decision of reinstatement of judiciary’.

The PM said that he once referred this during his speech at National Assembly.

Calling for mutual respect amongst state institutions, he said there was no chance of any clash as the government strongly believes in a policy of reconciliation and would continue to tread on this path.

“The policy of reconciliation will bring political powers and state institutions closer; with public welfare being the focal point."

The Prime Minister said he has ordered inquiry into the news report that caused all the furor so that the nation may know who tried a midnight-assault on relations between the judiciary and the government.

He said he denied the news report soon thereafter. The President too termed it a false news.

"But even then if it is not accepted, then I may remind that we are violating the principles of mutual respect, which is the soul of Constitution of Pakistan and is Parliamentary in nature," Gilani said.

Gilani said being the Leader of the House he had announced restoration of the judges. "If he announces restoration of the judges, it is accepted. Similarly if he denies a news, then keeping in view the stature of the position, it too should be accepted on all forums."

"If a false news is given preference over the words of the Prime Minister, then it would be an insult to the stature of the Prime Minister," he remarked.