Pakistan's Yousuf Raza Gilani
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Pakistan PM Gilani holds firm in contempt row

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has appeared in front of his country's supreme court to defend himself against allegations of contempt.

Mr Gilani has refused to re-open a corruption case involving President Asif Ali Zardari, saying he believes Mr Zardari has presidential immunity from prosecution.

If he is found guilty, Mr Gilani could face six months in prison and a ban on serving in public office.

Orla Guerin reports from Islamabad.

  • 19 Jan 2012
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