Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped from Multan on Thursday. Police suggested it was an act of terrorism. Dawn reported: The kidnapping occurred, when a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) corner meeting ongoing … Continue reading ?
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say gunmen have attacked an election rally in the southern Punjab province and abducted the son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. A police official, Abdul Rehman, says gunmen stormed the rally in the town of Multan, opened fire and seized Ali Haider Gilani on Thursday. Show More Summary
Gunmen have attacked an election rally in Pakistan's southern Punjab province and abducted the son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Pakistani officials say. They stormed the rally in the town of Multan, opened fire, and seized Ali Haider Gilani today, a police official says. A Punjab government official...
Flaring tensions between Pakistan’s ineffective civilian government and influential judiciary have reached an all-time intensity, with the (now former) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani disqualified from holding office this week by an unprecedented Supreme Court ruling. Show More Summary
It's been a wild few days for Pakistan's leadership. First the country's high court gave Yousuf Raza Gilani the boot; then the ruling party's new nominee for prime minister was hit with an arrest warrant over alleged drug trafficking. Now, the party has nominated a new contender—and he's likely...
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 laundering cases against his boss, President Asif Ali Zardari. Show More Summary
Pakistani's supreme court dismissed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani because he refused to investigate corruption charges against the president.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday disqualified Yousuf Raza Gilani from the post of prime minister, Pakistani media reported.
Add Pakistan to the list of countries thrown into fresh turmoil this morning: The country's Supreme Court today ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was "disqualified" from office as a result of his April contempt conviction. Gilani had refused to reopen a corruption case against his boss, President Asif...
By Bob Dietz/CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Amid political tumult in Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and a team of six ministers are in...
Amid political tumult in Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and a team of six ministers are in London for far-ranging meetings today through May 13. The Pakistan-U.K. Enhanced Strategic Dialogue will review education, health, defense, security, and cultural cooperation. CPJ has written a letter to Prime Minister...
Dear Prime Minister Cameron: As you begin your meetings with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to review the Pakistan-U.K. Enhanced Strategic Dialogue, we would like to draw your attention to concerns regarding the protection of journalists in Pakistan. Show More Summary
The long process of contempt case against Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ended with verdict of a symbolic punishment of 37 seconds against him. Analysts say that the decision would not end the prevalent constitutional confusion, rather, it only have increased it.
The contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is taking new twists and he may lose his premiership. Aamir Saeed has more on the story. Written by Rezwan · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper
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 [...]
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 minutes later.
Pro-U.S. ruling party dealt blow with Supreme Court's contempt conviction; Prime minister faces pressure ahead of elections
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 [...]
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 [...]