PM contempt: SC to announce verdict on April 26

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

By Web Desk / AFP
Published: April 24, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has reserved judgement in the contempt case against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and will announce its verdict on April 26, 2012.

The hearing was underway by a seven-member bench, headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk, who asked Gilani’s counsel, Aitzaz Ahsan, to make sure that the prime minister is present in court on that day.

Gilani has appeared twice before the court and had decided to fight the case. He had maintained throughout the proceedings of the case that he had done nothing against the rules of business.

Ahsan had said that the bench was not eligible to hear the case as it had taken notice itself.

While speaking to the media on the premises of the Supreme Court Ahsan said that the AG had agreed that according to the current record, there was no contempt of court case against Gilani. More

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