Pakistan's PM to be cited for contempt by Supreme Court

As if Pakistan doesn't have enough trouble with terrorists, an overbearing military, and rampant corruption, now Prime Minister Gilani is going to be cited for contempt by the Supreme Court for refusing to reopen an old corruption investigation into the dealings of President Zardari. CSM: The judges are set to charge Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with contempt for defying their orders to reopen an old corruption case against his political ally, President Asif Ali Zardari. Court supporters say the judges are upholding the rule of law. But government loyalists accuse the chief justice of pursuing a personal vendetta against president, or of acting on behalf of the army to topple the government. Think you know Asia? Take our geography quiz. Analysts say Gilani seems willing to sacrifice himself and go to jail for the benefit of his party. But no matter how it ends, the case has distracted the government from dealing with the country's ailing economy and a ...(Read Full Post)

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