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Son of Former Pakistani Prime Minister Kidnapped – Police Suggest Act of Terrorism (Video)

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 ?

Gunmen Kidnap Former Pakistan PM'S Son At Rally

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

Ex-Pakistan PM's Son Kidnapped at Election Rally

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...

Internal Strife Destroying Pakistan?

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

Pakistan Picks Another PM

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 ousts its prime minister: 3 repercussions

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

Coup Unlikely After Pakistani Prime Minister’s Dismissal

Pakistani's supreme court dismissed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani because he refused to investigate corruption charges against the president.

Pakistan Supreme Court Disqualifies Prime Minister

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday disqualified Yousuf Raza Gilani from the post of prime minister, Pakistani media reported.

Court Disqualifies Pakistan PM

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...

Pakistan Court Disqualifies PM From Office

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

Pakistan's top court has declared prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ineligible for office, in a move likely to intensify the country's political crisis. The Supreme Court disqualified him from office and ordered President Asif Ali Zardari...Show More Summary

Prime minister says Pakistan, U.S. operating on a trust deficit

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

(CNN) -- With his fate at home hanging in the balance, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani repudiated U.S. claims that Pakistan was falling short on fighting the war on terrorism and said instead that his nation was operating on a trust deficit with Washington. Show More Summary

Committee to Protect Journalists: UK should help Pakistan tackle media crisis

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...

Blog: In UK talks, some practical solutions for Pakistani press

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...

Cameron and Gilani should discuss journalist security

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

Pakistan: Public Reaction On PM's Contempt Verdict

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.

Pakistan: Time is up, Mr Gilani

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

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 [...]

Iran-Pakistan pipeline project is top priority for Islamabad: Gilani

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Tuesday that he would direct the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan to follow the implementation of agreements concluded between Pakistan and Iran,...Show More Summary

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

3 years agoNews : The Two-Way

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.

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