Pakistan’s Supreme Court Holds PM Gilani In Contempt of Court

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court has issued a contempt of court notice to Pakistan’s PM Yusuf Raza Gilani. Prime Minister Gilani was summoned to appear before the court on January 19, which he has obliged to do so.

The country’s attorney general, Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq had earlier told a seven-member bench that he had not received any notice pertaining to the pursuit of corruption cases against President Zardari in the Swiss courts.

The leaders of Pakistan’s People Party (PPP) were granted blanket immunity over previous corruption charges under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) that was passed during Musharraf’s government. However, the Supreme Court later ruled NRO to be unconstitutional.