Power Struggle

Pakistan P.M. Charged With Contempt

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has charged Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with contempt. If found guilty, Gilani faces jail and expulsion from office. The court accuses Gilani of failing to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani denies the charges and says the president has immunity as head of state. The military is believed to be backing the court’s pursuit of Gilani and the civilian administration.