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Feb 13, 2012
Feb 13, 2012

Pakistan PM charged with contempt in case that could drag on

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court charged the embattled prime minister with contempt of court on Monday for his refusal to re-open old corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, complicating the country’s political crisis.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that if he was convicted he would be forced to step down. He could also face up to six months in jail.

Feb 13, 2012

Supreme Court charges Gilani with contempt

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court charged the embattled prime minister with contempt of court on Monday for his refusal to re-open old corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, complicating the country’s political crisis.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that if he was convicted he would be forced to step down. He could also face up to six months in jail.

Feb 12, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 12, 2012

Pakistan PM says charges against president

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, in an interview broadcast on Saturday, said corruption charges against Pakistan’s president were “politically motivated” and that the president had immunity as head of state.

The premier’s statements were aired on the eve of a hearing at which he faces indictment for contempt of court over his refusal to request the reopening of corruption cases against his party boss, President Asif Ali Zardari.

Feb 12, 2012

Pakistan PM: charges against president “politically motivated”

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, in an interview broadcast on Saturday, said corruption charges against Pakistan’s president were “politically motivated” and that the president had immunity as head of state.

The premier’s statements were aired on the eve of a hearing at which he faces indictment for contempt of court over his refusal to request the reopening of corruption cases against his party boss, President Asif Ali Zardari.

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      "Pakistan Bureau Chief. Born in Arkansas, Allbritton has been in Pakistan since mid-2009, working as a freelance reporter for TIME Magazine and other publications. Prior to that, He spent a year on a John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, where he examined foreign correspondence and the online medium. Allbritton got his start as a reporter on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, followed by two years working for the Associated Press in New York. In 2002, he pioneered reader-funded reporting through his Back-to-Iraq.com website and for the past six years he has focused on covering the Middle East, including ..."
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