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Must-Reads from Around the World: April 27, 2012

Judicial Over-slight – Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper analyzes Thursday’s conviction of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court and the custodial sentence lasting “until the rising of the court” – which was 37 seconds. “In the end, the court has chosen to open the door to the disqualification process but stopped short of dragging the prime minister [...]
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Pakistan ousts its prime minister: 3 repercussions

News : The Week: News & Opinion (3 years ago)

Pakistan was thrust into political turmoil on Tuesday, when the country's Supreme Court dismissed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani over a contempt charge stemming from Gilani's refusal to ask Swiss authorities to reopen money laund... Read Post

Pakistan court moves to charge PM with contempt

News : CNN's This Just In (3 years ago)

Pakistan's Supreme Court summoned Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to appear February 13 to be charged with contempt of court, his lawyer said Thursday. The moves raises the stakes in a long-running battle over the court's demand t... Read Post

After Conviction, Pakistani Prime Minister 'Imprisoned' For Just A Few Minutes

News : The Two-Way (3 years ago)

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was found guilty of contempt for refusing to push for the reopening of a corruption case involving President Asif Ali Zardari. The court sentenced Gilani to a term lasting until it adjourned — just ... Read Post


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