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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

3 years agoNews : Newsweek: World

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...

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 [...]

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.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's contempt conviction may worsen ties to U.S.

Pro-U.S. ruling party dealt blow with Supreme Court's contempt conviction; Prime minister faces pressure ahead of elections

Obama to meet Pakistani prime minister amid tensions

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 [...]

Pakistan Indicts PM Gilani

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...

Jail holds no fear for Pakistan's political leaders

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 [...]

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