Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pakistani PM dismissed

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualifies Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from his membership in parliament, Tuesday (06/19/2012). That means, Gilani is also not entitled to serve as prime minister.
On April 26, the Supreme Court stated that Gilani was guilty of refusing to ask Switzerland to open corruption cases involving President Asif Ali Zardari. Based on the constitution, every person who is declared defamatory or mocking the judiciary is prohibited from becoming a member of parliament.
The speaker of the parliament, who is a member of the current ruling Pakistan People's Party, announced "there will be no questions about disqualification".
Gilani himself did not appeal the Supreme Court ruling. This step is considered as an effort not to fight the court so as not to disqualify him.
"Yousuf Raza Gilani was disqualified from parliamentary membership since April 26, the date the verdict was dropped. He was also dismissed as prime minister of Pakistan," MA Chair Ifikhar Muhammad Chaudry read out the court order.
"The General Election Commission will issue a disqualification order and the president must take the steps needed to continue the process democratically," he added.

IWD/The Truth Seeker Media

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