Detailed SC contempt verdict out
Gilani held wilful, deliberate, persistent defiant to SC order
Conviction renders contemnor disqualified for 5 years, 77-page verdict written by Justice Nasirul Mulk with 6-page extra note by Justice Asif Khosa
Staff ReporterIslamabad—The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued its detailed verdict in Prime Minister Gilani’s contempt of court case.
The 77-page verdict written by Justice Nasirul Mulk contains a 6-page additional note by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.
The contempt conviction may result in disqualification of PM Gilani from Parliament for five years, the detailed order said.
You stand by Zardari, face music now: Nawaz to Gilani
Garhi Khero—Pakistan Muslim League-N President Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said Yusuf Raza Gilani should have stepped down from his office on the same day the Supreme Court had convicted him in contempt of court case.
“You (PM Gilani) chose to stand by President Zardari, now face the music because it is now too late for you to do anything to help yourself,” Nawaz Sharif said during his address to a public meeting here, hours after the apex court announced its detailed verdict against Prime Minister Gilani in contempt of court case.
Gilani for enhanced strategic coop with UK
Gauhar Zahid Malik
Islamabad—Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Tuesday embarked on a five day visit to the United Kingdom to attend the Ist Annual Review Meeting of the Enhanced Strategic Dialogue.
Talking to the media persons at PAF Chaklala Airbase here before departure, the Prime Minister said promotion of strategic dialogue is the important component of his visit to the United Kingdom.
Mr. Gilani said that the main focus of our talks would be on the Strategic cooperation with the United Kingdom. He said the Enhanced Strategic Dialogue will provide an opportunity to identify ways and means to further raise the level of cooperation in the various areas of mutual concern.
US priority is to defeat al-Qaeda: J Carney
Washington—The number one priority of the US and the Obama administration is to disrupt, dismantle and ultimately defeat al Qaeda in Afghanistan, the White House said.
“Because of this President’s focus on a specific mission in Afghanistan, it has been this President’s policy and this administration’s policy that the number one priority of our mission in Afghanistan is to disrupt, dismantle and ultimately defeat al Qaeda,” White House Press Secretary J Carney told reporters. He said Taliban exist in Afghanistan, and for ultimate peace in Afghanistan there needs to be reconciliation.