Monday, January 16, 2012

Pakistan PM faces Supreme Court contempt order

Pakistan's Supreme Court has issued a contempt order against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, raising the prospect of his prosecution.
The court has been considering what to do about the government's refusal to reopen corruption cases against the president and other political figures.
Mr Gilani has been ordered to appear in person at the court on 19 January.
At the heart of the court's complaint is the government's refusal to act on a recent court order quashing a controversial amnesty, which had protected the country's senior politicians from corruption prosecutions.
Read more: BBC News Asia 16 Jan
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