In a massive blow to Yousaf Raza Gilani, Pakistan Supreme Court today disqualified him as the Prime Minister of the country, nearly two months after he was convicted for contempt in a corruption case.
Gilani had refused to ask the Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.The Supreme Court asked the President to elect a new Prime Minister. The Supreme Court ruled National Assembly speaker ruling over the reference against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as void.
“Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from membership of parliament from April 26, the date of his conviction. He has also ceased to be the prime minister of Pakistan,” said Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.
- Pak SC summons Gilani, orders framing of charges against him
- No one could force me out of office: Gilani
- Petitions filed in Pak court against Gilani holding PM office
- Gilani ready to resign over reopening graft cases issue
- SC:Gilani contempt proceedings end if writes to Swiss
- Pak SC issues contempt notice to Gilani
- Pak SC to decide on fate of Zardari, Gilani today
- Gilani first Pak PM to be indicted by SC in contempt case
- PPP reposes confidence in Gilani
- Judiciary can’t disqualify me: Gilani