Yousuf Raza Gilani
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Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies PM from public office

Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified the prime minister from public office, two months after convicting him of contempt of court.

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

As Mr Gilani was swamped outside the court, defence Lawyer Hamid Khan said the president had been directed to act according to the constitution for the election of a new prime minister.

  • 19 Jun 2012