Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
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Mounting tensions face Pakistan's government

18 January 2012 Last updated at 18:19 GMT

Tensions mount in Pakistan as it faces a crisis which involves politicians, the military and the supreme court.

There is raised speculation that the country's military is planning a decisive move.

Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani has agreed to defend himself in court later this week, against charges of contempt.

Aleem Maqbool takes a closer look at the problems in Pakistan, including concerns of an imminent fall of the government.