Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani
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Pakistan PM faces contempt order by Supreme Court

Pakistan's Supreme Court has issued a contempt order against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, raising the prospect of his prosecution.

The court has been considering what to do about the government's refusal to reopen corruption cases against the president and other political figures.

Mr Gilani has been ordered to appear in person at the court on 19 January.

Orla Guerin reports.

  • 16 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia
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