Pakistan’s ruling party moved to buttress its coalition government after its biggest ally withdrew, leaving Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani without a parliament majority for his battles against Asia’s highest inflation and Taliban guerrillas.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court charged Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with contempt for failing to reopen corruption investigations against the president, and will begin a trial that threatens to force him from office.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court will tomorrow rule whether Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is guilty of contempt for refusing to probe the country’s president for graft, a verdict that may further destabilize a key U.S. ally in the fight against regional militancy.
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will file a review appeal against today’s contempt of court conviction and parliament’s speaker will decide whether he stays in office while that challenge is heard, his lawyer said.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani succeeded in winning back the support of his largest coalition partner after reversing a controversial increase in gasoline prices, ending a rift that may have dislodged a key U.S. regional ally.