August 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear before the court by the end of this month to explain his refusal to reopen the investigation into corruption allegations against President Asif Ali Zardari. Ashraf may also face contempt of court ...[read more]
June 21, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the arrest of Makhdoom Shahabuddin, a former health minister from Punjab Province and the nominee for the country's new prime minister position. President Asif Ali Zardari nominated Shahabuddin earlier on Thursday to fill the position of former prime minister ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday disqualified Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from being a member of Parliament since his April contempt conviction. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry also announced that Gilani ceased to be the country's prime minister since the date of ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The Supreme Court of Pakistan convicted Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of contempt of court Wednesday for disobeying a court order to open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The decision proscribed a symbolic punishment of "imprisonment till the rising of the Court ...[read more]
February 13, 2012
by Sarah Posner
The Supreme Court of Pakistan charged Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with contempt of court Monday for disobeying a court order to open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani appeared before the court and pleaded not guilty, saying he will fight the charges. The ...[read more]
February 8, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday appealed a summons issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan demanding he appear in a hearing against him for contempt. The contempt charge stems from Gilani's refusal to purse corruption charges against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari. ...[read more]
February 2, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to appear in court on February 13 for a formal indictment on contempt charges. Gilani has failed to comply with the court's order to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari, but ...[read more]
January 19, 2012
by Jamie Reese
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani honored a summons issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan by appearing Thursday to answer contempt charges brought by the court earlier this week. Gilani was ordered to appear to explain why he did not comply with court's order to reopen a corruption ...[read more]
January 16, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Pakistan began contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday after he refused to comply with a court order. The prime minister was ordered to appear in court Thursday to explain why he did not comply with the court's order to reopen a corruption case ...[read more]
August 27, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 27, 2009, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected a petition seeking treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf, finding that the applicant lacked standing and that the Supreme Court was not the appropriate forum for such a petition. The petition was filed by Senator Syed ...[read more]

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