Pakistan’s prime minister charged wth contempt

Guardian – Pakistan’s supreme court has charged the prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, with contempt of court for his refusal to reopen old corruption cases against the president, Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani pleaded not guilty saying “I have done no wrong”, according to television reports. Local channels flashed the news less than half an hour after Gilani arrived at the courthouse amid heavy security, with hundreds of police and paramilitaries deployed and helicopters overhead. Read article

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