February 10th, 2012
04:45 AM ET

Pakistan's top court rejects prime minister's contempt appeal

The Pakistani Supreme Court on Friday rejected the prime minister's appeal against its decision to charge him with contempt, his defense team said.

The ruling means Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will have to appear before the court Monday, the date it had previously set to charge him with contempt.

With the ruling, the court signaled it does not plan to budge from its stance that Gilani must send a letter to Swiss authorities urging them to reopen old corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari, among others.

Gilani's lawyers had argued that the prime minister had not followed the court's order because Zardari enjoys immunity in Pakistan and abroad as a president in office.

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  1. krm1007

    India poses a clear and present danger to the regional security of the world. ...to USA...NATO...Pakistan and Afghanistan people and armed forces. Hindu cult extremism is on the rise and fanning all terrorism worldwide. Indians are the bankers to and financing terrorism and supporting Talibans and Al Qaeda and harboring them in India. These terrorists are being entertained in the Indian parliament building in New Delhi where they are residing and then smuggled over to Pakistan in Indian Army helicopters. Shame on these Indians. Like the NAZI's they need to be stopped forcefully and immediately.

    February 11, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GOP21

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    February 13, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |