February 8th, 2012
01:28 AM ET

Pakistani prime minister appeals against contempt charge

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani filed an appeal Wednesday against a Supreme Court decision to charge him with contempt, his lawyer said.

The attorney, Aitzaz Ahsan, said that as part of the appeal, he had submitted more than 50 arguments to show why a contempt charge against Gilani was not justified.

"The Supreme Court should stop all proceedings against the prime minister to hear my appeals," he said.

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  1. banasy©

    Wow, the court system moves just as slowly there as it does here.

    February 8, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Yeah, they move at snails pace but the verdict is always the same there:"Guilty"!!

    February 8, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I know, right?
    Why don't they just forget about the trial, and proceed directly to the penalty phase?
    It's what they do best, anyway...

    February 8, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Supporter

    Death to another tyrant!

    February 8, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |