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Pakistan's PM disqualified from office by top court

Pakistan's top court has disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from holding office, two months after convicting him of contempt of court.

The Supreme Court ruled he had "ceased to be the prime minister of Pakistan".

In April, the Supreme Court convicted Mr Gilani of failing to pursue corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari.

The legal case is part of a bitter feud between Pakistan's civilian government and the judiciary.

The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from Islamabad.

  • 19 Jun 2012
  • From the section Asia
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