Pro-U.S. ruling party dealt blow with Supreme Court's contempt conviction; Prime minister faces pressure ahead of elections
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama expressed hope Tuesday that the United States and Pakistan can arrive at a "balanced approach" to relations as he met with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for the first time since a string of damaging episodes last year. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Tuesday with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani amid efforts by the United States and Pakistan to redefine their relationship after a string of damaging episodes last year. The meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of a large nuclear security summit meeting in Seoul comes as [...]
President Obama will meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani next week during the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul in what could be a significant warming of the chilled relations since two dozen Pakistani soldiers were killed in November in a cross-border raid by Afghanistan-based U.S. warplanes. Read full article >>
As expected, Pakistan's highest court charged Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with contempt today as helicopters swirled overhead and riot police warily watched his arrival. Gilani pleaded not guilty to the charges, reports the BBC, which stem from his refusal to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, and...
As if Pakistan doesn't have enough problems already. Yousuf Raza Gilani, the country's prime minister, effectively offered up his own head to buy time for an crisis-riddled government in a brief, anticlimactic hearing at the Supreme Court on Monday morning. There he was charged with contempt of court for his refusal to reopen corruption cases [...]
The Pakistani Supreme Court on Friday rejected the prime minister's appeal against its decision to charge him with contempt, his defense team said. The ruling means Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will have to appear before the court Monday, the date it had previously set to charge him with contempt. With the ruling, the court [...]
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani filed an appeal Wednesday against a Supreme Court decision to charge him with contempt, his lawyer said. The attorney, Aitzaz Ahsan, said that as part of the appeal, he had submitted more than 50 arguments to show why a contempt charge against Gilani was not justified. "The Supreme Court [...]
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 that the prime minister investigate President Asif Ali Zardari, among others, for suspected corruption. Gilani has refused. If [...]
The Pakistani Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned until next month its hearing over the contempt notice that it issued to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for not reopening lingering corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and other officials. The move came after Gilani's lawyer asked for more time to look through records pertaining to [...]
Pakistan's Supreme Court is threatening the country's prime minister with contempt of court, ordering Yousuf Raza Gilani to attend a hearing in the matter after officials wouldn't reopen thousands of government corruption cases, CNN reports. "Ultimately it's the prime minister who is responsible for carrying out the court's order, and...
Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to face a contempt of court hearing this week, officials said. The notice was issued for the government's failure to re-open thousands of corruption cases against politicians and bureaucrats, including President Asif Ali Zardari. "Ultimately it's the prime minister who is responsible for carrying out [...]
Trouble is brewing again in Pakistan. The latest unrest began when Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sacked his defense secretary, who is a close ally of the powerful army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The move represents another...Show More Summary
About six months after it was launched, the commission investigating the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad submitted its report to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday. In the past, the government has not released results of such investigations into the deaths of journalists, but there might be an exception...
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani fired his defense secretary Wednesday, a move that spiked tensions between the South Asian nation's civilian government and its all-powerful military. The prime minister's spokesman confirmed to CNN the firing of Naeem Khalid Lodhi. State media reported that it was for "gross misconduct and illegal action." The move came [...]
Unreal. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani warned the US that there would be “no more business as usual” after the deadly NATO attack this past weekend and the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound earlier this year. CNN reported: … Continue reading ?
Pakistan is pretty pissed off right now as a NATO gunship assault on a border checkpoint near Afghanistan has resulted in at least 26 dead Pakistani soldiers so far. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called an emergency meeting of military services chiefs to formulate his country’s response, his spokesman said. The Defense Committee [...]
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani seeks report from Sports Minister over PCB-Afridi row Shahid Afridi’s shocking retirement followed by his media outburst against Ijaz Butt and his regime has raised several eyebrows at the highest levels. Show More Summary
Pakistan’s relations with the United States are troubled, and Islamabad may be turning to China as a result. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani just ended a 4-day visit to Beijing, which turned into a love fest. The visit commemorated 60 years of Sino-Pakistan relations. (China has been a key Pakistan ally in the latter’s struggle [...]
The visit to China by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been widely described as an effort to seek support from an old friend at a time when Pakistan's government and military are facing difficult questions over the degree of official complicity in sheltering Osama bin Laden. But even as China has defended Pakistan's [...]